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Top Ten Refrigerators in India by electricity consumption and size in 2015

By on August 26, 2015

Hindi Translation: बिजली की खपत और आकार के अनुसार भारत के दस सबसे अच्छे रेफ्रिजरेटर

There are multiple types and brands of refrigerators or fridges available in the market today. Everyone wishes to be informed before making a buying decision of a refrigerator. Most sources on the Internet provide details on features and reviews. Electricity consumption hardly becomes the deciding factor. To help people make electricity consumption as deciding factor, we at Bijli Bachao have decided to put up a list of Top Ten refrigerators in India by electricity consumption and size.

Top Refrigerator
  • The basis of this ranking is the data from BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency). BEE data contains yearly electricity consumption of a refrigerator and this information is self reported by the manufacturers. The data is calculated in test conditions.
  • We have taken the data on electricity consumption and categorised it by the capacity or volume of the refrigerator. The refrigerator with the least value of units/lts is given the highest ranking. Multiple models with the same value are given the same rank.
  • The list below contains only the top ten ranked refrigerators. List of all BEE star rated refrigerators are available on the useful links given below.
  • Use the ‘Add to compare’ icon to compare the monetary value of the units available from BEE based on your tariff from your electricity provider and your usage.
  • Please note Direct Cool refrigerators are single door refrigerators and Frost Free refrigerators are multi door refrigerators.
  • We regularly update this list as new models get added in the BEE list of refrigerators.

Top Ten Refrigerators

Click on the category button below to choose a category.

Click To Expand: Frost Free (< 300 lts)

RankBrandModelGross VolumeUnits Consumption Per YearPrice
1LGGL-D302JNSZ285.00194.00Rs. 31699
2SAMSUNGRT29JDRZFSA/TL275.00195.00Rs. 35600
3LGGL-D292JNSZ258.00190.00Rs. 28699
4LGGL-D302JSFL285.00242.00Rs. 35990
4GL-M302RPZL285.00242.00Rs. 31590
5WHIRLPOOLNEO FR305 ROYAL PLUS 4S292.00259.00Rs. 30599
6SAMSUNGRT29JAMSESZ/TL275.00248.00Rs. 32250
6RT29JARZESP/TL275.00248.00Rs. 30450
6RT29JAMSEPZ/TL275.00248.00Rs. 32250
6RT29JARZEPX/TL275.00248.00Rs. 31250
6RT29JAMSERZ/TL275.00248.00Rs. 32250
6RT29JARYESA/TL275.00248.00Rs. 29450
7LGGL-M292RPZL258.00238.00Rs. 27090
7GL-D292JSFL258.00238.00Rs. 31690
8HITACHIR-H310PND4K289.00267.00Rs. 36000
9LGGL-C282RMPL255.00240.00Rs. 24899
9GL-C282RSPL255.00240.00Rs. 24899
9GL-A282SPZL255.00240.00Rs. 22999
10WHIRLPOOLNEO FR278 ROYAL PLUS 3S265.00253.00Rs. 24899

Click To Expand: Frost Free (300 lts to 400 lts)

RankBrandModelGross VolumeUnits Consumption Per YearPrice
1SAMSUNGRT36JDRZFSL/TL345.00212.00Rs. 42000
2SAMSUNGRT39HDJTESP393.00276.00Rs. 45500
2RT39HAUDE1J393.00276.00Rs. 51000
3LGGL-D402JHSL360.00257.00Rs. 40799
3GL-D402HNSL360.00257.00Rs. 40899
3GL-D402HDWL360.00257.00Rs. 41499
3GL-D402JPZL360.00257.00Rs. 39299
4LGGL-P402JNSL360.00264.00Rs. 42399
4GL-P402JDWL360.00264.00Rs. 42899
5LGGL-D372HDWL335.00253.00Rs. 37899
5GL-D372HNSL335.00253.00Rs. 38899
5GL-D372JHSL335.00253.00Rs. 36999
5GL-D372JPZL335.00253.00Rs. 35399
6WHIRLPOOLPRO 375 ELITE 4S ALPHA STEEL(I)360.00275.00Rs. 38699
7SAMSUNGRT36JSMFEBZ/TL345.00265.00Rs. 42850
7RT36JSRZESP/TL345.00265.00Rs. 40100
7RT36JSMFESZ/TL345.00265.00Rs. 42850
7RT36JSRFESL/TL345.00265.00Rs. 41100
7RT36JSRYESA/TL345.00265.00Rs. 39100
8LGGL-P372JDWL335.00260.00Rs. 39799
8GL-P372JNSL335.00260.00Rs. 38899
9LGGL-M322RPZL310.00247.00Rs. 35490
9GL-D322JSFL310.00247.00Rs. 37390
10SAMSUNGRT33JSMFERZ/TL321.00261.00Rs. 36500
10RT33JSMFESZ/TL321.00261.00Rs. 36500
10RT33JSMFEBZ/TL321.00261.00Rs. 36500
10RT33JSRYESA/TL321.00261.00Rs. 34500
10RT33JSRZESP/TL321.00261.00Rs. 35500
10RT33JSRFESL/TL321.00261.00Rs. 36000

Click To Expand: Frost Free (400 lts to 500 lts)

RankBrandModelGross VolumeUnits Consumption Per YearPrice
1LGGL-M542GDWL495.00299.00Rs. 57699
1GL-M542GNSL495.00299.00Rs. 55899
2LGGL-M522GNSL470.00290.00Rs. 53699
2GL-M522GDWL470.00290.00Rs. 54999
3SAMSUNGRT49H567ESL481.00299.00Rs. 64000
4SAMSUNGRT47H537EUT462.00296.00Rs. 54500
4RT47H567ESL462.00296.00Rs. 60500
5LGGL-M472GNSL420.00282.00Rs. 49699
5GL-M442TKRL420.00282.00Rs. 51499
5GL-M472QPZL420.00282.00Rs. 45799
6SAMSUNGRT42HAUDEGL415.00281.00Rs. 58000
6RT42HDAGESL415.00281.00Rs. 52500
7HITACHIR-V470PND3K451.00334.00Rs. 52000
7R-VG470PND3451.00334.00Rs. 59000
8WHIRLPOOLPRO 495 ELITE 3S ALPHA STEEL(I)480.00376.00Rs. 52899
9LGGC-B519ESQZ452.00360.00Rs. 72990
10SAMSUNGRT50H5809SL496.00402.00Rs. 65000

Click To Expand: Frost Free (> 500 lts)

RankBrandModelGross VolumeUnits Consumption Per YearPrice
1SAMSUNGRT56H667ESL555.00318.00Rs. 71500
2SAMSUNGRT54H667ESL528.00312.00Rs. 68500
3LGGR-M772HLHM606.00415.00Rs. 83990
4LGGN-M702HLHM546.00400.00Rs. 69490
5LGGN-M602HLHM511.00404.00Rs. 65990
6SHARPSJ-PK68M627.00510.00Rs. 63188
6SJ-PK68G627.00510.00Rs. 71900
7SHARPSJ-PK64M585.00484.00Rs. 54388
7SJ-PK64G585.00484.00Rs. 61900
8SIEMENSKA56NV40NE618.00590.00Rs. 87000
9SIEMENSKD56NAI50I509.00490.00Rs. 68000
9KDN56AI50I509.00490.00NA
10SIEMENSKG57NAI50I505.00599.00Rs. 72500

Click To Expand: Direct Cool (< 200 lts)

RankBrandModelGross VolumeUnits Consumption Per YearPrice
1LGGL-B205KSLN190.00197.00Rs. 13999
1GL-B205XSHZ190.00197.00Rs. 14899
2HAIERHRD-2156PSL-H195.00205.00NA
2HRD-2156PRL-H195.00205.00Rs. 14500
3SAMSUNGRR19H1835LX/TL192.00203.00Rs. 17800
3RR19H1835PX/TL192.00203.00Rs. 17800
3RR19H1835RX/TL192.00203.00Rs. 17800
4SAMSUNGRR19J2835LX/TL192.00204.00Rs. 17800
4RR19J2835PX/TL192.00204.00Rs. 17800
5WHIRLPOOL215 ICEMAGIC PRM 4S ADONIS200.00240.00Rs. 15499
5215 ICEMAGIC PRM 4S EXOTICA200.00240.00Rs. 16199
5215 ICEMAGIC ROY 4S EXOTICA200.00240.00Rs. 16899
6LGGL-B205KSHP190.00245.00Rs. 13999
6GL-B205KVHP190.00245.00Rs. 13799
6GL-205KFG5190.00245.00Rs. 13199
6GL-205KAGE5190.00245.00Rs. 14499
6GL-205XFGE5190.00245.00Rs. 14299
6GL-205XFDE5190.00245.00Rs. 15899
6GL-205XADE5190.00245.00Rs. 14999
7SAMSUNGRR19J2824RX/TL192.00249.00Rs. 16900
7RR19J2104BX/TL192.00249.00Rs. 13600
7RR19J2724RY/TL192.00249.00Rs. 15600
7RR19J2824PX/TL192.00249.00Rs. 16900
7RR19J2834VL/TL192.00249.00Rs. 16600
7RR19J2104RH/TL192.00249.00Rs. 13100
7RR19J2104SE/TL192.00249.00Rs. 13100
7RR19J2414SA/TL192.00249.00Rs. 14300
7RR19J2724VL/TL192.00249.00Rs. 15600
7RR19J2784UT/TL192.00249.00Rs. 15800
7RR19J2784NT/TL192.00249.00Rs. 15800
8LGGL-B195OCOP185.00245.00Rs. 19933
8GL-B195OWCP185.00245.00Rs. 12999
9SAMSUNGRR19H1724RY/TL192.00255.00Rs. 15600
9RR19H1104SE/TL192.00255.00Rs. 13100
9RR19H1824RX/TL192.00255.00Rs. 16900
9RR19H1824PX/TL192.00255.00Rs. 16900
9RR19H1104BX/TL192.00255.00Rs. 13600
9RR19H1414RH/TL192.00255.00Rs. 14300
9RR19H1414SA/TL192.00255.00Rs. 14300
9RR19H1724VL/TL192.00255.00Rs. 15600
9RR19H1784NT/TL192.00255.00Rs. 15800
9RR19H1784UT/TL192.00255.00Rs. 15800
9RR19H1104RH/TL192.00255.00Rs. 13100
9RR19H1784YT/TL192.00255.00Rs. 15800
9RR19H1834VL/TL192.00255.00Rs. 16600
10WHIRLPOOL205 ICEMAGIC ROY 4S EXOTICA190.00260.00Rs. 15899
10205 ICEMAGIC PRM 4S EXOTICA190.00260.00Rs. 15399
10205 GENIUS ROY 4S FIESTA190.00260.00Rs. 15025
10205 ICEMAGIC PRM 4S ADONIS190.00260.00Rs. 14299
10205 ICEMAGIC PRM 4S TTN190.00260.00Rs. 13999
10205 GENIUS CLS PLUS 4S TTN190.00260.00Rs. 13499
10205 GENIUS CLS PLUS 4S FIESTA190.00260.00Rs. 13899
10VI204190.00260.00Rs. 16790
10BRD 205190.00260.00Rs. 12500
10205 ICEMAGIC ROY 4S ADONIS190.00260.00Rs. 15599

Click To Expand: Direct Cool (200 lts to 300 lts)

RankBrandModelGross VolumeUnits Consumption Per YearPrice
1LGGL-B285BGSN270.00209.00Rs. 20599
1GL-B285BSPN270.00209.00Rs. 21199
1GL-B285BGPN270.00209.00Rs. 20999
2LGGL-D245BGPZ235.00204.00Rs. 20499
2GL-B245BPZN235.00204.00Rs. 18299
2GL-D245BSPZ235.00204.00Rs. 19799
2GL-B245BMLN235.00204.00Rs. 18199
2GL-D245BSLN235.00204.00Rs. 19699
2GL-B245BSLN235.00204.00Rs. 17999
2GL-D245BGLN235.00204.00Rs. 19799
2GL-D245BMPZ235.00204.00Rs. 20899
2GL-D245BMLN235.00204.00Rs. 19699
3SAMSUNGRR23J2415SA/TL230.00212.00Rs. 19300
3RR23J2835UZ/TL230.00212.00Rs. 21090
3RR23J2835SZ/TL230.00212.00Rs. 20990
3RR23J2835RZ/TL230.00212.00Rs. 21190
3RR23J2835RX/TL230.00212.00Rs. 21900
3RR23J2725RY/TL230.00212.00Rs. 19800
3RR23J2835PX/TL230.00212.00Rs. 21900
4LGGL-D225BGPZ215.00199.00Rs. 17399
4GL-D225BSPZ215.00199.00Rs. 19299
4GL-D225BMLZ215.00199.00Rs. 20390
4GL-D225BSLZ215.00199.00Rs. 18299
4GL-D225BSPN215.00199.00Rs. 19690
4GL-D225BMPZ215.00199.00Rs. 17799
5HAIERHRD-2406BS-H220.00210.00NA
5HRD-2406PRL-H220.00210.00Rs. 17720
5HRD-2406PSL-H220.00210.00NA
6LGGL-285BMG5270.00263.00Rs. 19599
6GL-285BNG5270.00263.00Rs. 20899
7SAMSUNGRR21J2725VL/TL212.00208.00Rs. 19100
7RR21J2725RY/TL212.00208.00Rs. 19600
7RR21J2835PX/TL212.00208.00Rs. 20500
7RR21J2835UZ/TL212.00208.00Rs. 19790
7RR21J2835SZ/TL212.00208.00Rs. 19690
7RR21J2415SA/TL212.00208.00Rs. 17300
7RR21J2835RZ/TL212.00208.00Rs. 19890
7RR21J2835RX/TL212.00208.00Rs. 20500
7RR21J2835LX/TL212.00208.00Rs. 20500
8WHIRLPOOL260 IMFRESH PRM 4S EXOTICA245.00254.00Rs. 19599
9LGGL-245BNDE5235.00256.00Rs. 19499
9GL-245BAGE5235.00256.00Rs. 18999
9GL-245BMG5235.00256.00Rs. 15200
9GL-245BAG5235.00256.00Rs. 18699
9GL-245BADG5235.00256.00Rs. 18399
10LGGL-D225BMLL215.00250.00Rs. 17899
10GL-B225BGLL215.00250.00Rs. 15699
10GL-D225BGLL215.00250.00Rs. 17799
10GL-B225BSLL215.00250.00Rs. 15799
10GL-B225BMLL215.00250.00Rs. 16299
10GL-225BAGE5215.00250.00Rs. 16899
10GL-225BAG5215.00250.00Rs. 16144
10GL-225BNDE5215.00250.00Rs. 17688
10GL-225BMG5215.00250.00Rs. 13600
10GL-B225BPZL215.00250.00Rs. 15999
10GL-225BADG5215.00250.00Rs. 17099
10GL-D225BSLL215.00250.00Rs. 17899

Click To Expand: Direct Cool (> 300 lts)

RankBrandModelGross VolumeUnits Consumption Per YearPrice
1HAIERHRF-3673PSL-H347.00347.00Rs. 35340
2KELVINATORKCP325T310.00999.99Rs. 17811
2KCP325TC310.00999.99Rs. 14250
3VIDEOCONVC323LTC 307.00999.99Rs. 20990

Link to list of BEE Star Rated Refrigerators: http://bit.ly/Swy57H

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  • Ashvin

    I want to buy fridge here in Mumbai – Selection critaria : Color – Shinee steel / Shinee silver, Capacity – looking for 190 to 230 ltrs.
    Please suggest me exact model which matchs above this criteria having least electircity consumption.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      HI Ashvin,

      Currently we do not capture the data for color of the models, so it will be difficult for us to give you this information.

  • Deepthaa

    Dear Sir, Can you please shed some light on DC fridges and in India. I am looking to buy a DC fridge to connect to my offgrid solar system. If there are no DC fridges, would you recommend using highly efficient AC fridges?
    Thank you

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Deepthaa,

      We currently do not have much research on it. However LG has come out with inverter technology refrigerator that are power (home) inverter friendly. I am not sure about its technology right now, but that is something that can be checked.

  • viral shah

    Dear Sir,
    Please suggest me LGGL-225BAG5-215 LTR & LG GL -D225BGLC -215 LTR ,Samsung RR21J2835 PX/TL-212 LTR ,SAMSUNG -RR23J2415 SA/TL -230 LTR IN FOUR WHICH IS THE BEST FOR ME .latest Technology & saving electricity etc.

  • Sadhna Singh

    hello,
    please suggest I want to buy refrigerator of 80 litre capacity and want to buy a good refrigerator in terms of energy efficient, low voltage consumption, better life span, best cooling and best compressor.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      In general refrigerators of small sizes (below 150 lts) are not very energy efficient. They consume the same amount of electricity as what a model of size 150+ would consume. So unless there is a constraint for which you want to go for small refrigerator, I would recommend going for a bigger refrigerator instead (you will get far better models).

  • Reetika

    TEAM plz suggest, i want to buy a refrigerator having all good and best features like energy efficient, low voltage consumption, better life span, best cooling and all etc etc etc….
    refrigerator capacity is near about 200 L and my pocket allow upto 14k price…
    i decided to go for Haier refrigerator(HRD 2155CGC-H) But now i am totally confused which one i go for or not…
    plz suggest best and best refrigerator….

  • keerthi

    we were of 5 people in a family

  • keerthi

    Hi… i would like to buy LG brand fridge with features like
    1.low power consumption and 5 star rating
    2. space
    3. Durability Most important
    4. Service
    5. Cooling retention
    6.Moisture & humidity control
    7. Cost effective (Optional)
    kindly suggest some models…..

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Keerthi,

      You may look at any of these BEE 5 star rated models of 300-350 lts range:

      Brand Name Model Number Gross Volume (Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year)
      LG GL-D322RPJZ 310 198
      LG GL-D322RSJZ 310 198
      LG GL-D322JNSZ 310 198
      LG GL-D322JPZZ 310 198
      LG GL-D372JPZZ 335 211
      SAMSUNG RT36JDRZFSL/TL 345 212
  • Dharmik Shah

    Hi

    I am looking to buy a Frost Free Refrigerator. We are a family of 4 – all vegetarian. One thing that we are looking for is a triple door top mount refrigerator. Ideally having a BEE 5 star rating and has an inverter technology. I do not have any choice for the brand. The more economical, the better it is. Please suggest the most ideal one matching these requirements or the nearest. Thanks in advance !

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      3 door refrigerators are not rated by BEE. So you will not get star rating on it. If you are looking for a 3 door inverter tech refrigerator, then would suggest you to look at models from Panasonic, Hitachi, LG or Samsung. Panasonic would be good if you are looking for bottom freezer.

    • Dharmik Shah

      If its a double door instead of a triple door, then what specific model should we go for keeping the other parameters intact. Thanks !

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You can go for any of the top models listed above depending on the size that you need. LG and Samsung have models in all size ranges. However if you want to go for bigger refrigerator then Hitachi and Haier also have models with inverter tech.

  • Sagar

    hey we r family of 3 to 4 people am looking for refrigerator of 190L to 215 or 220, and we had a looked models of LG and Godrej we liked Godrej RD EdgePro 210 CT 6.2 , Godrej RD EdgePro 210 PDS 6.2, RH EdgeDigi 212 PDS 6.2 they look spacious we are vegetarians and It seems you guys not prefer Godrej to any one do you have any reason and As per ur opinion Plz suggest Lg model or Godrej model mention below or suggest lg models too. as this godrej models have Low power consumption Plz guide me or do I have to look for Lg models only plz suggest me any good model with

    1.low power consumption and 5 star rating
    2. space
    3. Durability Most important
    4. Service
    5. Cooling retention
    6.Moisture & humidity control

    Give idea about the Godrej do you prefer it or not

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sagar,

      We do not have any preference for any brand. The list is prepared based on data on power consumption from BEE. You can buy any brand of your preference. Godrej happens to have the most energy efficient single door models, thus they appear on top. You can look at the full list of data from Bureau of Energy Efficiency on this link: http://bit.ly/Swy57H . LG is a great brand, if cooling retention during power cuts is your requirement then we would suggest you to go for a LG model with power cut evercool technology.

  • Sumeet

    Is. Whirlpool good refrigerator

  • Naveen Ramaswamy

    Hi

    Please suggest the best Refrigerator for domestic use capacity above 600 ltrs… no budget in mind… I am looking for the best.

    Thanks
    Naveen
    bangalore

  • Naveen Ramaswamy

    Best Refrigerator above 600 ltrs

  • shubham

    Hello BB Team,
    I have sort out these models.can you please tell me the power consumption of all these models. and which one is best according to you?

    LG GL-379PEX5
    LG GL-D322JMFL
    LG GL-D372JPZL
    Samsung RT36JSRZESP
    Samsung RT33JSRZESP
    Samsung RT36JSRYESA/TL
    Samsung RT33JSRZESP
    Samsung RT36JDRZFSL
    Godrej RT EON 311 P 4.3
    Godrej RT EON 311 SD 5.3
    Godrej RT EON 331 SD 5.3

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You can go for any of the Samsung SMART convertible models that you have on your list. If you are a vegetarian, you would love those models.

  • Dinesh

    HI there,
    i am lookign for a fridge with the following requirement

    1) inverter compressor
    2 5 star rating
    3 230-280 capacity
    4 we are veg hence smart convertible
    5 any budject is ok
    6 any good brand
    As per above we found RT29JDRZFSA of Samsung , is this okay or any better model or brand is there

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      These are the only models that have BEE 5 star rating in that size range:

      Brand Name Model Number Gross Volume (Litres)
      LG GL-D292RSJZ 258
      LG GL-D292JNSZ 258
      LG GL-D292JPZZ 258
      VIDEOCON VZ295 280
      SAMSUNG RT29JDRZFSA/TL 275
      GODREJ RT EON 261 SD 5.3 261
      GODREJ RT EON 241 SD 5.3 241

      Samsung is the only brand that has Smart Convertible feature. However the smart convertible models are bigger in size. Samsung RT29JDRZFSA is a good model you can certainly go for it.

  • jyoti

    thankyou Sir..

  • jyoti

    hello,very many thanks for your suggestion on my query for fridge,please tell if there is any company dealing with Vapour absorption AC technology in INDIA,or punjab.if not in punjab then please mention chinese brand if possible,thanks.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Jyoti,

      There are several manufacturers in India like Thermax, Kirloskar, Voltas, Hitachi, etc that sell vapor absorption chillers in India. But they are mostly sold for industrial/commercial use. I have not see any selling one for residential use. We are not aware of good chinese brands, however there are many that are selling on IndiaMart and Alibaba.

  • jyoti

    hi,i posted two queries earlier plz connect both of them with this one,i m from bathinda city,punjab where temperature goes to 47-48 c in summers,please suggest accordingly.for budget of 30000 kindly suggest best refrigerator,also whats your opinion for GL-D322JSFL(LG),we are getting this model through CSD at rate of 26000,will this model at this rate be value for money or we should go for some other one.plz suggest,thanks.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Jyoti,

      LG GL-D322JSFL is a feature rich and BEE 4 star rated model and is quite good model. However as per our data (from internet) it costs about 36 K. If you are getting it in 26K then it is a great deal and I think you should go for it. Some other models that we know of that are less than 30K are:

      Brand Name Model Number Gross Volume (Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating Price
      LG GL-314PNGE4 310 386 4 29500
      LG GL-M322RATL 310 247 4 30833
      LG GL-M322RLTL 310 247 4 28800
      SAMSUNG RT33HDRYESA/TL 321 261 4 28888
      SAMSUNG RT33HDRZESL/TL 321 261 4 29000
      SAMSUNG RT33JSRYESA/TL 321 261 4 29888
      SAMSUNG RT33JSRZESP/TL 321 261 4 30944

      However GL-D322JSFL is better than the LG models listed above. As for cooling during power cuts: some LG models have Powercut Evercool model that keep both the refrigerator and freezer cool during power cuts for 7-8 hours. However the above models do not have that technology. Two Samsung models listed above RT33HDRYESA/TL and RT33HDRZESL/TL have cool pack that can keep just the freezer section cool even during power cuts. So it depends on model.

  • jyoti

    hi,is there any problem in lg double door cooling during power cuts,we have heard lg models donot stay cool like samsung models during power cuts.we are looking for model between 300-345 ltr.,

  • jyoti

    hi,for budget of 30000 kindly suggest best refrigerator,also whats your opinion for GL-D322JSFL(LG),we are getting this model through CSD at rate of 26000,will this model at this rate be value for money or we should go for some other one.plz suggest,thanks.

  • AD

    recommend a samsung model having features like,inverter technology,250 to 300 L capacity,good star rating….within price range of not more than 30,000.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You can look at Samsung RT29JARYESA/TL or RT29HDRZESA/TL. These are 275 lts models with BEE 4 star rating.

  • james Last

    HI there,
    i am lookign for a fridge with the following requirement

    1) need to connect it for a Inverter
    2) need to have a deep depth, to keep pots(sometimes two or 3) and wide too
    3) the freezer should have enough room to keep fish, and other things
    4) should be able to handle opening and closing several time a day, and some abuse from kids,
    5) doesnt make a sound
    6) budget is around 42,000

    this is in goa,

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi James,

      What is the volume (in lts) of fridge that you are looking at? LG has models that work well with inverter.

  • Charu

    Hi,

    We are a family of 4, and plan to buy a refrigerator with a size nearing 500 litres. How is t eh convertibel refrigerator of samsung and reviews about its functionality.
    We need bigger space for vegetables and fruit, since we stock them once a week. Freezer requirement si minimal as we hardly use ice cubes or fre ice creams.
    we like samsungs models withthe water dispenser look outside, however are confused between samsung and LG’s. The refrigerators which are realtively high on their width, look attractive basis their looks. Please also suggest basis the power consumtion. Is the convertible fridge agood optio, because we can store few of our fruits in teh freezer section and could give us more space.
    Thanks for the suggestions in advance.

    Charu

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Charu,

      For a vegetarian who wants to store a lot of veggies and does not need Freezer that much, Samsung Smart Convertible is a great option. These refrigerators have inverter tech compressor which are quite energy efficient as well. So these are mostly 4 star rated refrigerators. And they are quite good. LG does not have that convertible option. So I think Samsung would be great for you.

    • Charu

      Hi Team,

      Thank you so much, for the prompt response. Also, we like the samsung RT56H667ESL (555 litre) model; which has great looks (the width is relatively bigger around 790 mm) and a water dispenser on the door makes it look all the more stylish and sophisticated. It has got 4 stars and is high on space. The veggie basket is quite big and has got a seprate fruit basket too. I really like the look from inside and outside both, with a steel finish. It has Digital Inverter Technology and is frost free too. Can you please suggest about this particular model too. It is costing us around 55K. I am a little confused between this particular model and the samsung convertibel refrigerators(which has a plus point of getting the freezer space utilized).
      I appreciate the team for the great feedback.

      Charu

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Charu,

      In general models with water dispenser can end up consuming slightly more electricity as water dispensers or ice dispensers provide passage for leakage of cooling. Although the model has 4 star rating, but I would suggest to go for a water dispenser only if there is a real need. Also bigger refrigerators consume more electricity and in general more space makes us keep more things in the refrigerator which also increases electricity consumption.

  • Ayaz

    Dear BB,
    Thanks for reply. I want to know if i have to use 6 cfl of 15watts , 4tubelight of 40 watts, 4 fans and one 24″ tv for 5-6 hours , which inverter should i buy. And if i increase the duration upto 8-9 hrs then what will be the option

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ayaz,
      As per your requirement you need a 1000VA inverter. But inverter in 1000VA charge at 12V rate. For 5-6 hrs backup you would need two 200Ah battery. In 12V inverter battery can be fitted only in parallel and this will double the charging time. So two 200 Ah battery will charge in about 40hrs. So we recommend you to go for Su-kam Falcon HUPS 1400 VA/24V inverter. You can fit the two 200Ah battery in series and it will charge in half the time i.e in about 20hrs. Now if you to have a backup of 8-9 hrs you would need to go with three 200Ah battery. And to fit three 200Ah battery in series you would need to go with 36V inverter, you have to go with Su-kam 2500VA/36V or any other 36V inverter with three 200Ah battery.

  • Keiran

    I live in a hilly region and the current is very erratic.I generate my own electricity with a water turbine.I generate 800watts of power.can u please suggest a fridge for this power.cost is not the factor

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Keiran,

      You should go for a double door refrigerator with inverter technology. It can work great with your generated power. What is the size you are looking for? The smallest ones available are 253 lts inverter technology refrigerators from LG and Samsung.

    • munna

      which hilly region do u live in and HOW THE %%%%%%%%%%% DO U CREATE UR OWN ELCTRICITY
      u would be one cool human being man
      ive been thinking about this for a long time
      plz tell me how u were able to accomplish this
      plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
      i also live in hilly regions of j n k

  • Kunal Gupta

    Hi… We are a family of two… No kids… Want to buy a refrigerator.. Please guide on the model to choose… Electricity is a big issue in our town… Power comes for 12-18 hrs a day, many small and long power cuts through out day and night… What should be the right decision.. Which model to choose from…??
    Main requirement is that it makes us available cool water and ice in such summers.. Food and milk are not stored for more than a day or two…. Vegetables also we prefer to buy fresh… But could be stored for not more than a day or two… Your expert and valuable comments will be helpfull for us to make a final choice.. Thanks..

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kunal,

      The best refrigerator for areas with power cut is the one that has cooling pad technology that can keep refrigerator cool even during power cuts. Samsung, LG, Whirlpool all have this technology. But for most of them the technology is only available in freezer section. LG has models that have the same even in the refrigerator section (to keep vegetables fresh). If cool water and ice are the only requirements then you can go with any of these brands as they have the cooling pad technology. However if you want to keep veggies cool as well then LG would be a better choice. As you are just 2 people who have to use the refrigerator, a 190 lts refrigerator should be good enough. You will only get single door models in 190 lts. You can look at LG GL-201XFDE5 or LG GL-B205XSHZ.

  • Gayatri

    Hi I am looking at the following before I buy eithercRt36jsmfesz samsung fridge or lg gld372jpzl for vegetables to stay longer days, ni color change in cut fruits, odour less d spacious for vegetarian family of 3 members. Please guide

  • Krishna Kumar

    Hello sir. If two refrigerators have the same 5 star rating and expected power consumption is marked at 248watts per year. Will the actual power consumption units be the same?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Krishna,
      Yes the power consumption of the two refrigerators should be same.

    • Krishna Kumar

      Thank you very much for the prompt response. Bijli bachao is THE place for excellent insights. Keep it up!!!

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Thanks for the good words :). This keeps us motivated to do better.

  • junesh

    Should I go for hiaer or lg refrigrator in 347 ltr capacity refrigrator.which can be good
    Electricity consumption is not a big issue for me….

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      LG Inverter Tech refrigerator would be good choice.

  • Anand

    Hi, We are family of 4, looking at 250 to 300 litres refrigrator capacity. Samsung and LG are the most suggested brands. How about Sharp or whirlpool?. Can you please suggest some options

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Anand,

      There are lot of models from LG and Samsung that are rated BEE 5 and 4 star. However Whirlpool just has 1 BEE 4 star rated model. LG and Samsung have inverter technology compressor while Whirlpool does not have the same. You can look at the list below:

      Brand Name Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating Price
      LG GL-D292RSJZ 258 190 5 31290
      LG GL-D302RSJZ 285 194 5 31800
      LG GL-D292JNSZ 258 190 5 31600
      LG GL-D302JNSZ 285 194 5 35250
      SAMSUNG RT29JDRZFSA/TL 275 195 5 35600
      LG GL-D302RPJL 285 242 4 28900
      LG GL-D292RPJL 258 238 4 27400
      LG GL-M302RATL 285 242 4 28833
      LG GL-M302RLTL 285 242 4 26588
      LG GL-E292RPTL 258 238 4 30249
      LG GL-M292RATL 258 238 4 24833
      LG GL-M292RLTL 258 238 4 23488
      LG GL-P302RPJL 285 242 4 29400
      LG GL-P292RPJL 258 238 4 27000
      LG GL-B292RMTL 258 238 4 20466
      LG GL-B282RACL 255 240 4 24733
      LG GL-B282SLCL 255 240 4 23333
      LG GL-C282RPCL 255 240 4 26733
      SAMSUNG RT27HDRZESA/TL 253 244 4 24433
      SAMSUNG RT29HDRZESA/TL 275 248 4 28633
      SAMSUNG RT27JARMESE/TL 253 244 4 22800
      SAMSUNG RT27JARYESA/TL 253 244 4 24400
      SAMSUNG RT27JARZERY/TL 253 244 4 27500
      SAMSUNG RT27JARZEPX/TL 253 244 4 27500
      SAMSUNG RT27JAMSESZ/TL 253 244 4 29400
      SAMSUNG RT27JAMSERZ/TL 253 244 4 29400
      SAMSUNG RT27JAMSEPZ/TL 253 244 4 29400
      SAMSUNG RT29JARYESA/TL 275 248 4 29250
      SAMSUNG RT29JARZESP/TL 275 248 4 30250
      SAMSUNG RT29JAMSESZ/TL 275 248 4 32250
      SAMSUNG RT29JAMSERZ/TL 275 248 4 32250
      SAMSUNG RT29JAMSEPZ/TL 275 248 4 32250
      SAMSUNG RT29JARZEPX/TL 275 248 4 31250
      Whirlpool NEO FR305 292 259 4 33600
  • Sanjay Vadodariya

    samsung refrigerator RT36JSRZESP (345 L), Smart Convertible, Platinum Inox. ye refrigerator lena chahiye?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Bilkul. Achcha refrigerator hai yeah.

  • Mood Swings

    I am looking for refrigerator for my family and there are total 10 members in the family. We are actually looking for refrigerator which will consume less electricity. Which model you will recommend from LG/Samsung and why? Hope to hear from you soon.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Momin,

      What sized refrigerator are you looking for? It will depend on your food storage requirements.

  • Kiran Raj

    Hello sir, i’m looking for a Side by Side door(i.e. vertical partition) Refrigerator of >500ltrs with 5star rating for my new house. By going through some of the comments LG, Samsung & Hitachi are the best currently in the market. Budget is around 50K – 1lakh. So can you plz suggest 2 or 3 best Refrigerator available in India.
    I’m planning on buying within 2 days so reply as soon as possible.
    Sir also if you have any idea about TV(Smart, 3D & other top features to look for) plz suggest. I’m thinking of going for FHD rather than UHD(4K) since there is not much difference & limited availability of 4K content. I’m looking for 2TV’s , one in 65inches & 55″ category. Should i go for Sony or Samsung, we currently have 2 Sony Bravia TV’s which are >5yrs old.
    You are doing wonderful job in helpin/suggestin people in deciding what are the things they need look/consider before purchase. Thank you.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kiran,

      Side by Side refrigerators are not rated by BEE on star rating, and because of that we do not have any objective data to give you a list of most efficient refrigerator. And as you guessed it right Hitachi, LG and Samsung will have models with “Inverter Technology” that will be most efficient. You can choose any side-by-side refrigerator from these brands with inverter technology based on your brand preference.

      As far as TVs are concerned, In Sony you will only get UHD TVs of that size. They have stopped all Full HD models in that size range. However if you want samsung then you can look at these models which have best technical specs:

      UA65H8000AR or UA55H8000AR or UA55H7000AR

      They have Full HD, SMART, 3D and high refresh rate for better clarity.

    • Kiran Raj

      Thanks for your diligent reply. Sir can you suggest 2-3 best refrigerators in French door/side-by-side style w/o weighing much on efficiency. Sorry for asking this bcoz i understand that your theme is “Bijli bachao” but i dont hav much idea abt refrigerators & my mom wants Best Refrigerator. In this category i’m lookin for a fridge which is not having direct water cooling on the front of the door bcoz i came 2 knw that it requires water pipe connection for the fridge & we don’t hav provision for water connection where we want to place the fridge.
      Plz reply by 5pm today s i’ll be leaving for showroom at 5pm.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kiran,

      In that case you can go for refrigerators from LG with Inverter Linear Compressor (http://www.lg.com/in/side-by-side-refrigerators) …. theoretically inverter linear compressor should be highly energy efficient. However we do not have any numbers to justify the same.

  • Marut

    I have 4 members in my family. I wish to buy a 230-300 ltrs refrigerator for home use. Is its size is OK and below are my requirements

    1) Double door
    2) absolute Energy efficient(Inverter compressor )
    3) durable
    4) latest technologies
    5) easy to clean inside and out

    can you please recommended? my budget it between 18000-25000

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Marut,

      You can look at any of these BEE 4 star rated refrigerators that will fit in your budget and requirements:

      Brand Model Number Gross Volume(Litres)
      LG GL-M292RATL 258
      LG GL-M292RLTL 258
      LG GL-B292RMTL 258
      LG GL-B282RACL 255
      LG GL-B282SLCL 255
      SAMSUNG RT27HDRZESA/TL 253
      SAMSUNG RT27JARMESE/TL 253
      SAMSUNG RT27JARYESA/TL 253
  • Vishwajit

    I wish to buy a 250-300 ltrs refrigerator for home use. below are my requirements

    1) Double door
    2) absolute Energy efficient
    3) durable
    4) latest technologies
    5) easy to clean inside and out

    can you please recommended? my budget it between 20000-30000

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vishwajit,

      You can look at these BEE 5star refrigerators:

      Brand Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Price
      Samsung RT28FAJSAPX 275 27177
      Samsung RT26FAJSAPX 253 24588
      Samsung RT28FAJSAWX 275 24600
      Samsung RT26FAJSAWX 253 24488
      Samsung RT26FARZABX 253 22888
  • Venu

    Hi, I am planing to buy a refrigerator that need to have a capacity of 380 to 420 ltrs. I need an energy eficient refrigerator. Along with LG and Samsung , could you please suggest refrigerators from Goderage and Haier.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Venu,

      As per BEE data, only LG and Samsung have BEE 4 star rated refrigerators in that capacity range (there is no BEE 5 star rated models in this range). Also Godrej does not even have a BEE 3 star model. Haier has 1 BEE 3 star model (HRF-479CB). Here are the BEE 4 star models from LG and Samsung:

      Brand Name Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year)
      LG GL-M472GLJM 420 282
      LG GL-M472GSHM 420 282
      LG GL-M472GPHM 420 282
      LG GL-M472GNSL 420 282
      LG GL-M472QPZL 420 282
      LG GL-M472GDWL 420 282
      SAMSUNG RT39HAUDE1J 393 276
      SAMSUNG RT42HAUDEGL 415 281
      SAMSUNG RT39HDAGESL 393 276
      SAMSUNG RT39HDJTESP 393 276
      SAMSUNG RT42HDAGESL 415 281
  • Darshan Patel

    Dear Bijli bachao Team, I m looking for a 250 litre capacity fridge. Plz sujest me a good n best brand.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Darshan,

      You can look at these BEE 5star refrigerators:

      Brand Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Price
      LG GL-D292RSJZ 258 NA
      Samsung RT26FAJSAPX 253 24588
      Samsung RT26FAJSAWX 253 24488
      Samsung RT26FARZABX 253 22888
      Samsung RT26FAJSASL 253 22500
      Samsung RT26FAJSALX 253 24000
      Samsung RT26FARZASP 253 20999
  • Kishore

    Hi,
    Could you please let me know which is the best and long run double door refrigerator between 258 to 285 ltr? I saw LG is came with New Smart inverter 2.0 and Samsung with Smart convertible. I am in confuse which one will be good. Please suggest and let me know the model number.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kishore,
      If you are a vegetarian we recommend you to go for Samsung smart convertible, as it has more space for storing vegetables. Otherwise both are good brands and you can go for either one of them.

  • Jayesh Dutia

    Dear Bijli Bachao team, I am looking for a Refrigerator with a capacity of approx 450 Litres. which is energy efficient. Should i look for 4 Star rating for energy efficiency. Also, please suggest Samsung RT47H567ES is good. Else, please do suggest the brand which meets my requirement of approx 450 Litre capacity and with less energy consumption

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Dutia,

      You may look at any of these:

      Brand Name Model Number Gross Volume Electricity consumption
      HITACHI R-VG540PND3 489 317
      HITACHI R-V540PND3K 489 317
      HITACHI R-V540PND3KX 489 317
      LG GL-M522GSHM 470 290
      LG GL-M522GNSL 470 290
      LG GL-M522GDWL 470 290
      SAMSUNG RT47H537EUT 462 296
      SAMSUNG RT47H567ESL 462 296
      SAMSUNG RT49H567ESL 481 299

      Hitachi, LG and Samsung are the only brands that have inverter technology in this size range and BEE star rating. If you like Samsung then you can go ahead with it.

  • SHANTALA

    What is the difference between Samsung refrigerators RT27JAYESA/TL253L double door metal grafic,RA27JARMESE/TL253L,RT29JARZESP/TL275L.what about werlpool REFWPO4 model 20143. Which brand is best Samsung or werlpool?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi SHANTALA,

      Brand wise both are good. But if you ask our preference then we are biased towards inverter technology (mainly for its efficiency). So I would recommend Samsung. I am not able to find the specs of the models you have mentioned online (leaving the last one of 275 lts). So cannot comment on the difference between the three models.

  • s seshan

    dear sirs/madam
    i want to buy an A/C for my room (10 ft by 12 feet)in which 4 persons 2 adults and two children sleep.which a/c brand and how much tonnage( with price ) is suitable ?say for 5star? and what abt the so called inverter A/c ? in that also any star rating is available?
    pl z suggest . thank you.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Seshan,

      There are several factors that one need to consider while buying AC:

      1) Tonnage of AC: Depends on several factors, but primarily on size of room, city where you live in, window sizes, people in the room. Oversized AC consumes more electricity, and undersized does not cool properly.

      2) Star Rating: Choice of BEE 5 star/inverter tech or a lower rating depends on your usage of AC. If your usage is more than 1000 hrs per year (with tariff more than Rs 5), it is better to go for higher efficiency models. Benefit of inverter tech is that it is a variable tonnage AC and as the tonnage requirement is different every month and every day, this AC auto adjusts to the needs and thus saves electricity.

      3) Brand: Some brands offer better reliability/technology and some have better service network. One has to factor in both. Once you have decided on star rating, the most efficient models from good brands can be selected.

      If you provide us with more details as in which city you are in, what is the size of your room, which floor they are on, is there any floor above it, are the walls exposed to sun, usage in hours per day and months per year, and approximate budget, then we can suggest you something.

    • s seshan

      size of the room is 10 x 12 . it is on the 1 st flooor . above us there are no residence and terrace only. walls are exposed to the sun . with regard to the usage
      summer 8 hrs especially in the night. other times 2 like monsoon seasons 2 to 3 hrs per day. a/c mainly used during months may to oct only . not during nov to march
      we live in jadugora , jharkhand near TATA nagar..

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Seshan,
      According to our calculation your room requires 1.1 tons of cooling during night time, and 1.4 tons of cooling during peak summer daytime. At your usage we would have recommended to go with BEE 3star 1 ton AC. But in your budget you can get 1/1.1 ton inverter AC and it will be able to cool your room even during daytime if you want.

      You can look at these BEE 3star 1 ton AC:

      brand model eer_ratio price
      HITACHI RAU412HTD 3.29 29100
      HITACHI RAU412KTDP 3.29 32999
      HITACHI RAU312HUD 3.29 30888
      HITACHI RAU412HTDD 3.28 28600
      HITACHI RAU312KUDB 3.28 27888
      CARRIER DURAEDGE PLUS K+ (1.0T) 3.27 31900
      DAIKIN FTC35PRV16+RC35PRV16 3.25 27777
      MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MS-HK13VA 3.24 27200

      You can look at these 1/1.1 ton inverter ACs within 35k:

      brand model eer_ratio tonnage price
      SHARP AH-X13PET 3.83 1.1 32346
      SHARP AH-XP13LV 3.83 1.1 31700
      HAIER HSU-12CKCS(R2DB) 3.4 1 25370
      DAIKIN FTKE35GV1 3.35 1 32990
      PANASONIC CS-YS12PKY 3.19 1 32500

      You can

  • Raghavendra

    I am looking for single door.

  • Raghavendra

    Hi,

    i am planning to buy refrigerator(200 – 250lts) in this week end, my budget is Rs 20,000 – Please tell which one is the best with latest technologies.

    Thank you so much.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Raghavendra,

      You may look at any of these:

      Brand Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating Price
      HAIER HRD-2405 220 248 5 17800
      SAMSUNG RR23J2835RX/TL 230 212 5 18000
      LG GL-D225BMPZ 215 199 5 18888
      LG GL-B245BPZN 235 204 5 18777
  • umesh thakkar

    i want to bue side to side 580-600 lit.fridge which is best in respect of price,electric consumption,non hazardas and company having good after sales services?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Umesh,

      Side by Side models are not rated by BEE so we do not have data to recommend you specific model. All I can say is that look for a refrigerator with inverter technology. LG, Samsung, Hitachi and Panasonic can have such models. Your local dealers can suggest you service quality of these brands in your local area.

  • Sanjay Vadodariya

    what is the difference between Samsung
    RT36JSRFESL
    RT36JSRZESP
    RT36JSRYESA

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      The difference is just in the color :).

  • Sanjay Vadodariya

    I want to buy doubledoor refrigerator in 25k (300 Litre) which is the best ?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Sanjay,

      Getting a 300 lts energy efficient (BEE 3 star and up) refrigerator in less than 25K is extremely difficult. Good ones would cost at least 30K.

  • Prasad

    i want to buy refrigerator , my budget is Rs20,000 to 26,000/- Please tell which is best modle (double door).

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You can look at any of these:

      Brand Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating Price
      LG GL-M292RATL 258 238 4 24833
      LG GL-M292RLTL 258 238 4 23488
      LG GL-B292RMTL 258 238 4 20466
      LG GL-B282RACL 255 240 4 24733
      LG GL-B282SLCL 255 240 4 23333
      SAMSUNG RT27HDRZESA/TL 253 244 4 24433
      SAMSUNG RT27JARMESE/TL 253 244 4 22800
      SAMSUNG RT27JARYESA/TL 253 244 4 24400
  • Siri

    Hi.

    I am looking for a refrigerator configuration with a high storage volume (~250 litres) and literally having least freezer compartment and maximum vegetable basket (for basic vegetarian needs). So my budget also is limited to INR 20K, so I had to do my research for some more information.

    Closest one to my budget was VZ255 from Videocon but with a deficit of 25L as it comes only with 225L storage and consuming 224 units/year. Unfortunately its veg basket especially is smaller compared to other brands in lesser bracket

    I saw LG models with exact capacity i need in single door, mentioned in this site. But to my dismay, still none of them are on display in the showrooms near to me?

    This is IT hub of Bengaluru where I stay still all outlets around my place are selling 2014 rated stuff even now (i mean only for single door, double doors have new models put out there) and by their own confession the dealers are more interested to clear their old stock only.

    And believe me, they are all overpriced DCs by 2-5k on various models just to fake them as new items. This can easily make out looking at the BEE rating which have fell by one star from last year.

    In this backdrop I have a few questions going in my mind at the moment:

    (a) For my requirement, should I wait for the 250L storage model from LG which consumes only 209 units/year or do I go for a double door in the same price range as single door above but with more energy consumption? In either case, I may need to stretch by 2-3K ?

    (b) Since I see that in single door there is no significant increase in veg basket size even though the storage volume increases from 215L to 250L storage of fridges. This is not the case with double door but then should i need to invest on a separate freezer which i wont use at all and pay for higher electricity consumption than required?

    (c) Or are there any better options currently available that i missed or anything coming soon? Also there is no Power Cool option in 250L of DC at present but could it be added in soon future? I did check the samsung convertible freezer model which comes with 302L storage, but that simply goes out of budget for me.

    (d) Or should I have to defer my pruchase until I get all my requirements in one model and dealers are kind enough to get them on display? I dont think if anyone will ever come up with that for my sake! But also don’t know if anyone out there looking for a similar configuration and struggling to decide like me!

    Aprreciate any help or advise out of your think tank..

    Reg_Me

    Siri

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Siri,

      You may consider BEE 4 star rated LG GL-B292RMTL which is a double door model. However the choice of buying or not completely depends on your urgency for buying a new refrigerator. If it is urgent, a few units here or there may not make much of a difference. However if it is not then you can very well think about saving electricity (and in fact you must …. that’s what we would say). There is a clear difference that I am observing in strategies of various brands. The top brands like Hitachi, Panasonic, LG, Samsung are trying to innovate and bring new technologies in higher end double door models while brands like Videocon, Godrej, etc are focusing more on smaller fridge segment which is more sales volume in India. The best technology innovation is happening in Double Door. However if latest models of Direct Cool are not available then I would recommend you to wait for sometime as we are observing decrease in prices of various double door models with inverter technology. BEE 4 star rated refrigerators are available in 20-21 K range now.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You may also check these Samsung convertible refrigerators:

      RT27JSMSASZ
      RT27JSMSARZ
      RT27JSMSAPZ

      However I am not sure about their price.

  • vaibhav

    We r family of 3. Looking for refrigerator b/w 250-300 ltr. Got confused between forst free and direct cool. Which one u wd suggest? Budget is 25k.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      It would be better to go for Frost Free model. You can look at any of these:

      LG GL-M292RATL
      LG GL-M292RLTL
      LG GL-B292RMTL
      LG GL-B282RACL
      LG GL-B282SLCL
      SAMSUNG RT27HDRZESA/TL
      SAMSUNG RT27JARMESE/TL
      SAMSUNG RT27JARYESA/TL

  • Binu

    Hi, I would like to know about energy consumption meter or device which can be directly plugged to the socket, so that I can measure the power consumption of a particular device.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi,

      You can look at a Kill A Watt …. mentioned on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/electricity-bill/kill-a-watt-meter-p3-power-analyzer-powermeter.html

      or you can get a device fabricated which will be cheaper but will need more efforts … something mentioned on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/assessment/measuring-electricity-consumption-of-home-appliances-and-doing-self-audit.html

  • viswesh

    i want to buy 420 L refrigerator please suggest good one

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You may look at any of these:

      LG GL-M472GLJM
      LG GL-M472GSHM
      LG GL-M472GPHM
      SAMSUNG RT42HDAGESL
      SAMSUNG RT42HAUDEGL

  • sahil malhotra

    Hello sir I bought on 10.5.15 480pn2 ref of hitachi french doors with bottom freezer 456ltr after over night the ice is not made properly and icecream is also not hard and the bottles in fridge is also not up to the mark while the temp is at -20 degree of freezer and 3 degree of refrigerator please suggest I complained customers care of hitachi they said with in 48 hrs technician will visit kindly suggest what type of problem is this refrigerator is only 2 days old

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Sahil,

      We cannot comment on it sitting remotely. Your Hitachi Technician will be the best to tell you the real problem in the fridge.

  • Vivek

    Hi,

    It great to see your efforts guiding consumers about details on energy saving devices. Thanks a lot.

    I have some confusion. You have mentioned “Godrej RD EP 190PDS” consumes 204 units per year in category chart named “Click to Expand:Direct Cool(<200 lts)" on this page above. It does not contains any model of Videocon but to Himanshu's reply below on 10th May 2015, you have suggested VIDEOCON VZS207 consumes 170 units per year. Then why is not Videocon present in your chart above or i am interpreting it incorrect. Kindly help.

    Is this comparison as per BEE 2015 guidelines. I want to purchase direct cool refrigerator of around 190 litres. Kindly guide.

    Regards,
    vivek

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vivek,

      We have updated the list above from latest data. You may have a look at it now.

  • Honey

    i want to buy 190L refrigerator please suggest which one is gud for me i want energy efficent and longer life of comp.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Himanshu,

      You can look at these most energy efficient 190ltr fridge

      Brand Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Price
      VIDEOCON VZS207 190 170 NA
      VIDEOCON VZL207 190 170 NA
      LG GL-201KAG5 190 197 10600
      LG GL-201XFDE5 190 197 NA
      LG GL-B205XSHZ 190 197 16090
      LG GL-B205KSLN 190 197 15190
      Whirlpool DC 205 5S 190 203 NA
      VIDEOCON VC205 190 206 NA
      PANASONIC NR-A196S 190 212 NA
      HAIER HRD-2105 190 266 13555

  • Jay

    Hi,

    We are a family 3 and a baby. We are looking for a good frost free fridge with inverter technology. We should be able to store the ice-cream for 2-3 days the way it is at the shops and also keep the vegis fresh. Read and was impressed with the smart convertable feature, but not sure how effective it is. Please suggest a good refrigerator with BEE rating as a priority. Budget not a constraint.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      What is the size (volume in ltrs) of refrigerator that you are looking for?

    • Jay

      Approx 300 ltrs (+- 50)

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Jay,

      If you are interested in Smart Convertible refrigerator then you should look at Samsung RT36JSRZESP/TL or RT36JSMFESZ/TL model. These are 345 lts models with smart convertible feature. They are BEE 4 star rated refrigerators with high energy efficiency and inverter technology.

  • Alok jain

    hi,

    What is your take on Lloyd and Haier brands?
    How does Lloyd’s LFR 410 SS compares with RT 39 HDAGESL of Samsung?
    We, a vegetarian family of five, want to replace our 290 ltr fridge with 350 ltr . What do you recommend?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Alok,

      Samsung model has Inverter technology compressor which is most energy efficient technology as well as best to keep food fresh for a longer time as it regulates temperature quite precisely. Lloyd and Haier brands do not have models with this technology yet. So my recommendation would be to go for the Samsung model you have selected.

  • Manoj

    Hi
    I need a single door refrigerator only for two people
    Which one should I buy for latest technology and energy efficient feature?
    Budget is up to 12000

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You may look at these refrigerators:

      Brand Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating Price
      KELVINATOR KRP185T 170 252 5 11855
      LG GL-201KAG5 190 197 5 10600
      VIDEOCON VRP185T 170 252 5 10933

  • Pawan

    Hi,
    I am looking for a 2-3 doors refrigerator with capacity 240-260 in budget of 25000. Electricity consumption is other important criteria which I am considering. Can you suggest few? What is your take on whirlpool FP 263D protton?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Pawan,
      You can look at these most efficient refrigerators between 240-260 under 25k:

      Brand Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Price
      LG GL-M292RATL 258 238 24833
      LG GL-M292RLTL 258 238 23488
      LG GL-B292RMTL 258 238 20466
      LG GL-B282RACL 255 240 24733
      LG GL-B282SLCL 255 240 23333
      SAMSUNG RT27HDRZESA/TL 253 244 24433
      SAMSUNG RT27JARMESE/TL 253 244 22800
      SAMSUNG RT27JARYESA/TL 253 244 24400

      whirlpool FP 263D protton is a bottom freezer refrigerator and it is not rated by BEE so we cannot comment much on it.

    • Pawan

      Hi,
      Thanks for the reply, was very helpful for narrowing down the choices. Because of my inclination towards LG, I went ahead with choice of top 3 models, which you suggested, but the person at LG outlet said that none of those models are available in market now. Finally I purchased GL-M292RPZL for 23000. Is it a right choice according to you?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      GL-M292RPZL is a good model. So I think it is a good choice.

  • Darsh

    Hi,
    Looking for a 240 L frost free double door refrigerator – Budget max 25K (lesser the better)
    Brand Preference: LG
    Thanks.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Darsh,

      You can look at these BEE 4star refrigerators above 240L under 25k:

      Brand Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Price
      LG GL-M292RATL 258 238 24833
      LG GL-M292RLTL 258 238 23488
      LG GL-B292RMTL 258 238 20466
      LG GL-B282RACL 255 240 24733
      LG GL-B282SLCL 255 240 23333

  • nimesh

    I am think a bought new refrigerent and i shown today two to three company refrigerant.than select one lg gl-d302jmfl model.so this model is perfect or not ?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Nimesh,

      LG GL-D302JMFL is a BEE 4 star rated model with inverter technology and various other good features like SMART connect and stabilizer free operation. I think it is a good model and you should go for it.

  • Dev (@o0Dev0o)

    i have an 14 year old non rated double door frost free godrej model around 300 L, how much money can be saved by buying a efficient refrigerator? my total unit consumption per month is 350 & it’s reliance energy BSES mumbai distribution.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Your old refrigerator might be consuming about 2-3 units of electricity per day. New 300 L double door inverter tech refrigerator would consume about 0.7-0.9 units of electricity per day. SO if you save about 2 units, then you save about Rs 15-16 per day in Mumbai.

  • Amit

    Looking for Best Refrigerator in terms of quality + value for money for 275-320 ltrs . I am inclined toward the smart inverter but confused between LG and Samsung . I have choice like LG M302RPZL and RT33JSRYESA but open for any other quality/brand also . Please suggest as i have to buy today .
    Also interested for Bosch but seems to be costly. Can you please help as I need it urgently . Thanks Amit

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Amit,

      Samsung and LG are the only brands that have inverter tech refrigerators in this size range. And they along with whirlpool are the only ones having BEE 4 and 5 star rated refrigerators in this size range. Brand wise both LG and Samsung are popular. Looks with Samsung models look quite attractive and have interesting features as well. LG’s best feature is their powercut evercool technology that can make the refrigerator work during powercuts. But if power cuts is not a problem them Samsung has nice features in general. You may go for Samsung RT33JSRYESA.

    • Uday

      How many kWh does Samsung RT33JSRYESA/TL consume in a year? BTW where can we obtain this figure for any model? Most websites, if not all, mention just the stars but not the actual kWh which matters a lot.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      It consumes 261 units per year as per BEE rating. You can get the data on BEE website: http://220.156.189.29/Home/Searchcompare

  • http://www.facebook.com/100005008150702 Amitabha Kanjilal

    Hi,

    I was looking at the list of top 10 refrigerators (<300 ltrs.), and I'm looking forward to buy a 258 ltr. LG refrigerator. Now, I'm confused with some options.

    1. LG GL-P292RPJL : This has the smart inverter technology along with the Powercut Evercool technology. This one is also in your list. So, it seems like a good option. But, please take a look at the following too.

    2. LG GL-M292RPZL : This also has the smart inverter technology but instead of Powercut Evercool, this has a Smart Connect technology which facilitates this refrigerator to be connected to an inverter during a power cut (claiming that it consumes less power than 2 CFL bulbs).

    3. LG GL-D292J (MFL/PFL/SFL/GFL) :This is similar to M292RPZL, with the addition of an Ultracool technology (a gel substance to retain cooling).

    I'm a bit inclined towards this Smart Connect technology, but since that is not on your list; please advise on the right choice that I should go for, not only in terms of power consumption but also in terms of features and value for money.

    Thanks,
    Amitabha

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Amitabha,

      LG GL-M292RPZL is also a BEE 4 star rated refrigerator and also quite efficient. I do not think there is any significant advantage of going for LG GL-P292RPJL. You can go for the SMART connect model.

    • http://www.facebook.com/100005008150702 Amitabha Kanjilal

      Thank you so much for your valuable comment. Just so I’m clear, should I consider LG GL-M292RPZL to be the best value for money refrigerator in the LG 258 ltr segment? I’m actually planning to buy one very soon. So, your final verdict would be very helpful.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Well “value for money” is something truly subjective. It depends on you as to what value you expect out of it. But yes it is a good model and if your requirement is to run it on inverter then it looks better as it can work well with a power backup. Powercool model stores energy and maintains the refrigerator cool for 7 hours.

  • Charanjit Singh Bons

    After great search I found Haier HRB-3403BR-H320L French door refrigerator according to my pocket.
    Please let me know is it worth buying. Pros and cons of it? it is 3 star product.

  • SANDEEP

    I am using samsung double door refrigrator , compressor is running properly and cooling is good but frrezing ice is not working properly it cools high but not made ice .
    What are the reasons .

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Do you have any temperature setting inside the freezer? Is it set to low or high? Please make sure that the freezer is set to cool high.

    • SANDEEP

      Yes i checked it , it is set on high point

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Then you would have to call up the customer support of the manufacturer so that they can send an engineer to check it. It should not happen that way.

  • Puja

    Hi, we need a fridge with above 350 or 400 capacity but only limitation is space in apartment is fixed with 28width and 26 depth in inches. Depth is not constraint but width is.. We prefer Samsung but LG is also fine. Should be a model with fair feedback and good service. Any suggestion on model or in any other make ?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Puja,

      You may look at Samsung RT39HDAGESL or RT39HDJTESP. Both of these will fit in that width with 1 inch space on either side. These models are energy efficient as well.

  • Kamalakar Sutar

    Pls suggest 190 Ltr refrigerator to buy with highly energy efficient under each brand

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kamalakar,

      You can look at these most energy efficient 190ltr fridge

      Brand Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Price
      VIDEOCON VZS207 190 170 NA
      VIDEOCON VZL207 190 170 NA
      LG GL-201KAG5 190 197 10600
      LG GL-201XFDE5 190 197 NA
      LG GL-B205XSHZ 190 197 16090
      LG GL-B205KSLN 190 197 15190
      Whirlpool DC 205 5S 190 203 NA
      VIDEOCON VC205 190 206 NA
      PANASONIC NR-A196S 190 212 NA
      HAIER HRD-2105 190 266 13555

    • Ravi

      Hi.. I want to buy a best 300ltr refrigerator within 25k. Please suggest me the best model

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ravi,

      Are you looking for above 300 lts or below 300 lts? You can get a BEE 3 star or above refrigerator in 250-300 lts in your budget. But above 300 lts looks difficult.

  • Rajan

    hello
    Pls advise the best fridge which sustain cooling under temp 40-50 degree and maintain high cooling in such high temp, it must be inverter tech and start rated.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      what size (in ltrs) refrigerator do you want to purchase?

  • vinayak

    hi ,
    looking for Refrigerator +400ltr , pls share review of IFB & other compatible band in same range

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Couple of reasons why we would not recommend IFB right now: 1) They are not rated by BEE yet (which is kind of strange) 2) Their electricity consumption number that is mentioned on their website is equivalent to BEE 2 star rating.

      Would suggest you to look at a refrigerator that has inverter technology. You may look at these:

      Brand Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating Price
      LG GL-M472GLJM 420 282 4 43100
      LG GL-M472GSHM 420 282 4 47200
      LG GL-M472GPHM 420 282 4 48600
      SAMSUNG RT42HDAGESL 415 281 4 48333
      SAMSUNG RT42HAUDEGL 415 281 4 51933

    • vinayak

      inverter technology means that it may work on inverters at the time of power cut .. am I right on this understanding ..further in UP Electricity availability is very poor . consumption of refergator may effect the desired backup.

      & apart from that I found difference of approx. 10K in inverter based & normal referigtors.. pls suggest

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Vinayak,

      Inverter technology should not be confused with inverters that are used during power cuts. In technical terms Inverter is something that converts DC (Direct Current) to AC (Alternating Current). And because batteries provides energy in Direct Current and our appliances need Alternating Current, that is why you need an inverter in between.

      Now inverter technology refrigerator has a DC motor and power supply is AC, so it has internal structure that uses inverter to change AC to DC. The inverter in this refrigerator is inbuilt and it cannot work during powercuts as there is no battery!!

      Now this technology is highly energy saving and saves 40-50% electricity as compared to regular refrigerators. And that is why they are expensive.

  • srekha

    Hi.. it wld b a family of 3.. storage is a bit imp for me.. need double door n less electricity consumption.. which brand is good?? Budget not to get over 25k.. TIA

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You may look at these refrigerators:

      Brand Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating Price
      LG GL-M292RATL 258 238 4 24833
      LG GL-M292RLTL 258 238 4 23488
      LG GL-B292RMTL 258 238 4 20466
      LG GL-B282RACL 255 240 4 24733
      LG GL-B282SLCL 255 240 4 23333
      SAMSUNG RT27HDRZESA/TL 253 244 4 24433
      SAMSUNG RT27JARMESE/TL 253 244 4 22800
      SAMSUNG RT27JARYESA/TL 253 244 4 24400

  • Kamalakar Sutar

    Hello,

    I want to buy a refrigerator under 16 K with specification like single door, direct cool with highly energy efficient.

    Which you will suggest to go as i have seen few refrigerator from LG 190 Ltr – 197 Units & Godrej 190 RD Edge pro PDS – 204 Units. or should i go for another model. please suggest at earliest.

    Regards,

    Kamalakar

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Kamalakar,

      LG 190 Lts models: GL-201KAG5 or GL-B205KSLN would be best for you. They are highly energy efficient and will fit in your budget.

  • puneet

    Hi, I have been using the Samsung 230 L frost free refrigerator RT23/2007 it says is the model number. We want to upgrade now to refrigerator of 270-350 L range. We are a vegetarian family and use the freezer minimally for ice and sometimes for frozen peas etc. I would like to have an energy efficient model and can pay a premium for a higher BEE rating if reqd. From a brand perspective, I am open to all. Can you kindly advise which models will be the best.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Puneet,

      If your usage of freezer is less, going for a SMART Convertible refrigerator from Samsung would be great for you. In these kind of refrigerators you can convert Freezer into refrigerator. You can look at these: http://www.samsung.com/in/smart-convertible-refrigerator/range.html …. These are all BEE 4 star rated models (high efficiency). There are very few BEE 5 star rated models in the market and most EE refrigerators are BEE 4 star.

    • puneet

      Many thanks for your response. We have chosen to go with Samsung 345 Lt , convertible , model no RT36JSRFESL based on your advise and our preferences. Many thanks once again

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Great! Do share your feedback on the model.

    • amit

      Hi,
      Am looking for refrigerator with >400ltr with French bottom freezer ??? Please suggest me few models .

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Amit,

      Freezer bottom models are not rated by BEE so we do not have much data around them to compare. However inverter technology is quite efficient technology and Panasonic, Hitachi have bottom freezer models with inverter tech. You may consider them.

  • Sibi Mathews

    Hi, can you review the IFB refrigerators and their energy efficiency.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sibi,

      It is strange but IFB has not got its refrigerators rated by BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency in India). However when we compare power consumption mentioned on their website with BEE rated models from other brands, it would rate at around BEE 2 star (tending towards 1 star). The design looks catchy and they have big freezers (high freezer to refrigerator ratio) so it would be good if you need bigger freezer size. They have multi air flow so cooling of the things kept in the refrigerator would be good.

      Hope this helps.

  • Pradip Kumar Mandal

    How much power consumed by a Samsung 255 ltrs double door refrigerator?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Can you tell the model number of the refrigerator? It will depend on its star rating and year or purchase.

    • Vijay S. P.

      Suggest Branded 5 Star & 4 Star 250 to 300 Ltrs Double Doors Electric Saving Refrigerator

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You can look at any of these:

      LG GL-D292RSJZ
      LG GL-D302RSJZ
      SAMSUNG RT29JDRZFSA/TL

  • Natarajan

    Thank you very much for your valuable and immediate reply. Really I never considered all these technical and other views before buying. Very helpful suggestions and I am now in a position to decide a perfect product for me. Thanks once again and will need your advice whenever we go in for any new product.

  • Natarajan

    Sir, Thanks for your valuable and immediate reply. I am confused whether to go for single or double door. In double door, there is a complaint that cooling is not properly/equaly spread and vegetables & fruits gets spoiled/dried. Kindly suggest on this. I have gone below through your various suggestions where you have mostly preferred LG brand. So out of LG, Samsung and Whirlphool which one would you suggest. Waiting for your reply…..(I would like to know whether Kelvinator is available)
    Thanks & Regards,

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Natarajan,

      In fact these days best technology is only coming out in double door rather than single door. And the single door models in 300 lts are not very energy efficient as well. Most new double door refrigerators have technology to properly spread the cooling as well as deodorizing, which is not there in single door. However because of the technology, price difference is also significant. Single door models are easily available in sub 20K range. However double door efficient ones with inverter technology are around 30K (about 300 lts in size). Also inverter technology does precise control of temperature continuously and thus is better for veggies as well. So if budget is not a constraint then double door is the best choice hands down. But if you are looking for sub 20K models then you can check single door models as well.

      Now there is not a great difference in brand value of LG, Samsung or Whirlpool. All are top brands. LG and Samsung have good number of choices with inverter tech compressor in around 300 lts capacity models. LG has slightly more energy efficient models. You can go for LG as well. However when you mentioned that you are a vegetarian I specifically picked up the convertible model from Samsung because vegetarians love that kind of extra space that the model provides for veggies. Many vegetarians specifically ask for convertible model and Samsung is the only brand that has such models. Kelvinator does not have higher star rated models in this size range. You mentioned Whirlpool and that is why I gave you some of those models. However I would always recommend going for inverter technology refrigerator.

  • Natarajan

    Hello Sir, For the last 15 years we have been using Whirlphool & kelvinator refrigerators (220L) and never had any problem. We are planning to go for 300 + LT capacity. Kindly suggest brand, and model (only vegetarian) as we are planning to buy tomorrow.
    Regards, S Natarajan

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Natarajan,

      If you are not fixed on any brand then I would recommend you going for Samsung RT36JSRZESP as this is a great model for Vegeratians. It has a convertible freezer where freezer space can be converted to refrigerator and reverse. So in case you have extra things to store you can always convert the freezer to refrigerator. Else if you are keen on Whirlpool then you can look at NEO IC355 ELITE or NEO IC355 ROYAL 4S models from Whirlpool.

  • Rishi

    Hi,

    I am looking for a fridge between 400-500 ltrs.

    If you were in my place, which model (Brand and model) you would choose and why?

    Please advise.

    Thanks in advance…

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rishi,

      Below are the refrigerators that are BEE 4 star rated in 400-500 lts range:

      Brand Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating Price
      HITACHI R-VG540PND3 489 317 4  
      HITACHI R-V540PND3K 489 317 4  
      HITACHI R-V540PND3KX 489 317 4 70000
      LG GL-M472GLJM 420 282 4 43100
      LG GL-M472GSHM 420 282 4 47200
      LG GL-M542GPHM 495 299 4 54600
      LG GL-M472GPHM 420 282 4 48600
      LG GL-M522GSHM 470 290 4 52500
      SAMSUNG RT42HDAGESL 415 281 4 48333
      SAMSUNG RT42HAUDEGL 415 281 4 51933
      SAMSUNG RT47H567ESL 462 296 4 54633
      SAMSUNG RT49H567ESL 481 299 4 59000

      We cannot suggest a specific brand or model because it will depend on several factors. The main one being the service quality by the brand in your area. A lot also depends on your past experience with the brand. And finally it all depends on your needs and requirement of the refrigerator (as in what kind of food you would you store, how long do you want to store it for, do you need lot of space for bottles, are there power cuts in your area, etc).

  • bunni90

    Hi….i wanna buy doubledoor frostfree 310 to 330cc refrigerator….confusing between LG and whirlpool…can u please suggest some good models in this two brands.?

    • bunni90

      urgent yaar…..needed suggestions soon…will buy it by today evening….please please reply me……

    • bunni90

      Hi…I am planning to buy GLD 302RPJL2015 MODEL in LG…can anyone please tell me how good the model is…

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      HI Bunni,

      It is a good model. BEE 4 star rated with inverter technology compressor. It also have Power Cut Evercool technology that can keep the refrigerator cool for 7 hours during power cuts.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Bunni,
      You can look at these LG models double door 310-330cc. Whirlpool does not have a model in the 310-330cc range.

      Brand Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating Price
      LG GL-D322RPJZ 310 198 5 34433
      LG GL-D322RSJZ 310 198 5 NA
      LG GL-314PNGE4 310 386 4 29500
      LG GL-D322RPJL 310 247 4 31433
      LG GL-E322RPTL 310 247 4 NA
      LG GL-M322RATL 310 247 4 30833
      LG GL-M322RLTL 310 247 4 28800
      LG GL-P322RPJL 310 247 4 31700
      LG GL-D322RPQL 310 247 4 NA

    • bunni90

      Thanks for your advice yaar…I bought GLD 302RPJL2015

  • sudheer

    Hello sir,
    I plan to purchase lg gl d322rpjz refrigerator. But past 6months it not available in the market. Kindly suggest where it available if not suggest another one.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Sudheer,

      LG GL-D322RPJZ and LG GL-D322RSJZ are the only two models that are listed as BEE 5 star rated in that size range. There are very limited refrigerators in BEE 5 star range currently and number of BEE 4 star rated refrigerators are more. The difference in power consumption is just about 50 units per year and unless the tariff is very high, the difference is not significant. These BEE 5 star rated refrigerators are available only in limited places as BEE 4 star ones are selling more.

    • sudheer

      Thank u very much sir.
      Sir,
      I have one living room with west facing 18*14 feet, average 4to 5 persons are in there. Air conditioning unit hot and cold inverter model which is better?
      In inverter model air conditioning unit, hot and cold is better or only cold is better?
      Which is having more durability and efficiency?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sudheer,
      Can you tell us which city you live in? And which floor is your house is it at top floor with direct sunlight falling on the ceiling, or are there more floors above your room? What will be the usage of your AC? And finally what is your budget? (This is important to calculate the right tonnage and the right model of AC for your room)

  • Sayan Chakrabarti

    Hi Abishek, I am a Kolkatan. I want to buy a LG Refrigerator for my home. I narrowed my search and extracted 3 different but similar models from which I have to buy only one of them. those models are LG GL-P292RPJL, LG GL-D292RPJL and LG GL-C282RPCL.First twos are 258 litres and the last on is 255 litres refrigerator.

    Thing is that, GL-P292RPJL has powercut evercool technology and the other twos have durachill technology. but I am more worry about that GL-P292RPJL has 4-way cooling; GL-D292RPJL has green ion door cooling and GL-C282RPCL multi air flow cooling system. which cooling system is newest and as well as good for health and more effective in case of power goes off and on that is very very confusing to understand!! additionally with the difference of durachill and powercut evercool technology which model will be the more beneficial with me I am requesting your help on that. Also, which will be more beneficial in case of electricity consumption per year that I only know about the first model which is 238 units per year but I dont know about the other twos! please let me know about these things cause I have a decision to me and your opinion is very valuable to me. Thank You Abishek.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sayan,

      GL-P292RPJL and GL-D292RPJL have yearly consumption of 238 units and GL-C282RPCL has 240. So not much difference over there. During power cuts, power cut evercool can keep the whole refrigerator cool for 8-9 hrs, while durachill with just keep the freezer section cool. As far as cooling technology is concerned, the one that can reach almost every corner of the refrigerator and for this I found multi air flow and green ion door better. If power cuts is your biggest problem then GL-P292RPJL would be better. Else GL-D292RPJL looks better.

    • Sayan Chakrabarti

      Thanks Bijli Bachao Team, now I can decide which model I will buy for my home. Thank You :)

  • Venkat

    Hi Abishek, i would like to know pros and cons of — Samsung 275 Ltr Double Door RT29HDRZESA/TL Frost Free Refrigerator Metal Graphite

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Venkat,

      Samsung RT29HDRZESA/TL is a BEE 4 star rated refrigerator with inverter technology compressor. It is highly energy efficient as well as inverter technology air conditioner is good for veggies and food in general as it maintains a consistent temperature. The only con that I can see is that it uses R-600a refrigerant which is although efficient and environment friendly but is flammable. However a lot of refrigerators in the market these days are using R-600A.

    • Venkat

      Thanks alot for the reply ,

      Kindly comment on it also please …Samsung RT33JSRYESA/TL 321 L Double Door Refrigerator .

      Please also let me know which is better brand in the range 25k to 35 k and 250 -340 ltr capacity .

      i knew all are good …but need your suggestion/comment .

      Regards
      Venkat

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Venkat,

      I would have similar feedback on this samsung model as well. IN fact this one is a great model for vegetarians as one can convert freezer into refrigerator. And the power cool feature for quick cooling is also interesting. Samsung and LG have some of the best refrigerator models in 250-400 lts range. You can look at these refrigerators as well:

      Brand Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Star Rating Price
      LG GL-D302RPJL 285 4 28900
      LG GL-D292RPJL 258 4 27400
      LG GL-M302RATL 285 4 28833
      LG GL-M302RLTL 285 4 26588
      LG GL-P302RPJL 285 4 29400
      LG GL-P292RPJL 258 4 27000
      LG GL-C282RPCL 255 4 26733
      SAMSUNG RT29HDRZESA/TL 275 4 28633
      SAMSUNG RT27JARZERY/TL 253 4 27500
      SAMSUNG RT27JARZEPX/TL 253 4 27500
      SAMSUNG RT27JAMSESZ/TL 253 4 29400
      SAMSUNG RT27JAMSERZ/TL 253 4 29400
      SAMSUNG RT27JAMSEPZ/TL 253 4 29400
      SAMSUNG RT29JARYESA/TL 275 4 29250

  • Ripal

    Which refrigerator is better for power saving purpose. Direct cool(single door) or Frost free (double door) refrigerator. pl. provide information about both types of refrigerators in detail.thinking yours

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ripal,

      If you are looking for 250 lts+ refrigerator then Frost Free models are more power saving. You can read more in detail over here: https://www.bijlibachao.com/refrigerators/fridge-buying-guide.html

  • Denisha

    Hi Abhisek,

    I Am Looking For 321 Lts Refrigerator In Samsung Brand & Want Know That How Much Unit Consumption Per Year Of The Model RT33JSRZESP-TL 4 Star. Is This Right Choice Or Please, Suggest The Right One In Samsung 321 Lts Capacity.

    Regards.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Denisha,

      Samsung RT33JSRZESP-TL has annual units consumption of 261 units. This is in test conditions. We have observed that in real conditions the consumption is about 30% more. Samsung and LG have the most efficient inverter tech models in this size range so I think it is a great choice.

  • Nisha

    Hi. I want to buy a top-freeze refrigerator with a 400-450 ltr capacity. Could you please recommend one keeping all parameters in mind?

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can look at these models:

      Brand Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating Price
      LG GL-M472GLJM 420 282 4 43100
      LG GL-M472GSHM 420 282 4 47200
      LG GL-M472GPHM 420 282 4 48600
      SAMSUNG RT42HDAGESL 415 281 4 48333
      SAMSUNG RT42HAUDEGL 415 281 4 51933

  • Jigarkumar Rangrej

    Dear Abhi,
    What is the difference between refrigerators RT27HARZASP/TL and RT27JARZESP/TL in terms of star rating and otherwise.

    Is there right choice to Select RT27HDRZESA/TL, please suggest.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello,

      RT27HARZASP/TL is a BEE 3 star rated refrigerator with yearly energy consumption of 303 units
      RT27JARZESP/TL is a BEE 4 star rated refrigerator with yearly energy consumption of 244 units
      RT27HDRZESA/TL is also a BEE 4 star rated refrigerator with yearly energy consumption of 244 units

      I am not able to find more details of these refrigerators as Samsung has removed some of these from their website.

  • Prerna Khandelwal

    Hello Abhishek,
    Greetings!
    I want to buy a new Refrigerator.i am a family of 6.looking for a capacity of 400 ltr or plus but less than 500 ltr. So can u please suggest me the best brand and less energy consumption with a good storage and water bottle capacity as well as cooling while power cuts.
    And also tell me the width and depth.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Prerna,
      What width and depth refrigerators are you looking for?

    • prerna khandelwal

      Hello Abhishek ji,
      I have a width of 33 inches and 28 inch depth. height no bar.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Prerna,

      Samsung’s 415 lts model will fit in the size you have specified easily with enough space for air to go around. You can look at these two:

      SAMSUNG RT42HDAGESL
      SAMSUNG RT42HAUDEGL

      Both these are BEE 4 star rated refrigerators and would cost about 49K.

  • Tushar

    Hi,

    I am planning to buy 420L LG GL-M472GLJM.
    It has inverter compressor and 4 star rating.
    Is this a good buy or any other alternative you can suggest

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Tushar,

      I think it is a great buy. You should go ahead with it.

  • Ashu

    Hello, could you pls suggest me the best side by side refrigerator without ice or water dispenser? And if you can tell me about the Tv, how is the Samsung curved TV? Thanks !!!

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Ashu,

      You can look at Hitachi or Panasonic side by side refrigerator. I am not very sure about Samsung curved TV as we have not received much user feedback on the same.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Make sure you get a refrigerator with inverter technology.

  • Parwat

    Hi Abhishek,

    1. I’m looking for a cheapest 165 ltr 5 star refrigerator under 10K – I didn’t find any?
    2. If it is over Rs. 16K, shall I go for a frost free LG 258 ltr – 4 star available at around Rs. 20K. Or there is any good alternative available.

    My budget is
    max 20K for double door, 240-260 ltr, frost free 5 star
    max 12K for single door, 165-190 ltr, 5 star

    which one will save more power, pls explain no. of units per year?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Parwat,

      Budget of 20K for BEE 5 star rated frost free is too less. The best you can get is BEE 3 star rated Samsung RT26FAJYASA in about 20K which has inverter technology and would consume about 300 units a year. LG BEE 4 star rated ones would cost about 25K. And BEE 5 star are very rare (as many manufacturers are still trying to cope up with new standards). LG BEE 5 star frost free would consume about 198 units a year and BEE 4 star would consume about 250 units a year.

      As far as single door models are concerned, you can look at these that will fit in your budget of 12K:

      Brand Name Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating Price
      KELVINATOR KFL195 / KFL195T 180   5 11999
      LG GL-201KAG5 190 197 5 10600
      VIDEOCON VUL205T 190   5 12000
      VIDEOCON VAL205ST 190   5 12000
      VIDEOCON VUL204T 190   5 11500
      VIDEOCON VUL205ST 190   5 11000
      VIDEOCON VCP205ST 190   5 11000
      VIDEOCON VAE205T 190   5 11833
      VIDEOCON VCE205T 190   5 11833
      VIDEOCON VRP185T 170 252 5 10933
      VIDEOCON VAP184 170   5 9999
      Whirlpool 205 ICEMAGIC CLASSIC PLUS 5S 190   5 11500

      LG BEE 5 star rated single door model consumes about 197 units a year for 190 lts model. For the rest the consumption is high (we are still in process of matching the data from BEE to the details on manufacturers’ website and thus you see some data as blank above).

  • Amit Ghosh

    i want to buy a refregerator within 20,000,single door,good energy efficient,and good after sell service..but i am confused with brands like lg,samsung,whirlpool,electrolux..please suggest me which will be the best among thgem..

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Amit,
      In small size models we would recommend you to go for either LG or Samsung models. They are highly energy efficient.

  • B.J. Ram

    Dear Abhishek
    Pls. Suugest which one is best/better out of these shortlisted modell
    1. Godrej RD edge185 chtm
    2. Godrej. GDE 3BXTM
    3. Godrej RD edge pro 190 ct penacool

    If possible suugest. Any other model as per latest BEE rating under 20,000.. how one can access new list of2015,
    Thanks & Regard

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Ram,
      Godrej RD edge185 chtm for 185l consumes 264 units/yr.
      Godrej GDE 23BXTM for 221l consumes 268 units/yr.
      Could not find the data for Godrej RD edge pro 190 ct penacool.

      So Godrej GDE 23BXTM looks better for watt/volume ratio. You can find latest BEE data on this link: http://220.156.189.29/Home/Searchandcompare
      By the way what is the volume/size range you are looking for.

    • B.J. Ram

      Dear Abhisekh,
      Thanks for the mail my requirement is 190_210 ltrs please suggest any model which will good for my budget keeping in mind of energy consumption. My budget is below 20000
      Thanks & Regards

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Ram,
      You can look at these BEE 5 star rated models that will fit your budget and are energy efficient as well.

      Brand Name Model Number
      LG GL-201KAG5
      SAMSUNG RR19J2835RX/TL
      SAMSUNG RR21J2835RX/TL

  • Mukul

    Hello Sanket,

    As per my personal experience I would suggest you to go with Hitachi R-WB480PND2 456 L French door Bottom Mount Refrigerator, as it is good in all aspects if you go for more than 450 Ltrs

  • sanket

    Hello Abhishek.

    I want to buy around 450 liters refrigerator confuse between Hitachi & Panasonic

    Hitachi R-WB480PND2 456 L French door Bottom Mount Refrigerator
    Panasonic NR-BW465XSX4 450 L Double Door Refrigerator

    Which is best in consumption, service etc. in India.

    Thanks
    Regards
    Sanket

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Sanket,
      My bias is towards brand Hitachi. Although both Hitachi and Panasonic are good brands. Hitachi R-WB480PND2 456 L has inverter in it therefore it is more energy efficient compared to Panasonic NR-BW465XSX4 450 L.

  • sagar

    Hi Abhishek,
    In my area electricity is the biggest problem, so please suggest me best refrigerator? my budget is upto 25K.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Sagar,
      Are you looking for a single door model or double door model? LG gl-p292rpjl would be a really good model for you and it costs about 28k.

  • Ashwin

    Dear Mr. Abhishek,

    I am looking to buy a refrigerator and in this context I request you to guide on the following,

    1) Which brand I should go for?
    2) If its LG or SAMSUNG which model would you suggest (I have seen some models like LG GL-292rpjl, GL-M302ratl, Samsung rt29hajyasa/tl?
    3) My requirements are; less power consumption, should work without stabilizer, should give longer cooling at the time of power cuts. My budget is around 25 to 32K.

    Request you to give your opinion on the above.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Ashwin,
      As per your requirements LG GL-P292rpjl is the best for you.

  • Abhishek Jain

    Hi,
    The comparison between LGD322RPJL and LG 285BMG5
    1. Temperature of the LGD322RPJL referigerator remains steady because it has inverter compressor. Therefore its good for the vegetables.
    2. LGD322RPJL has auto frosting (automatic removal of ice from the freezer) so you don’t have to worry about defrosting. Whereas in LG 285BMG5 you will have to manually remove the ice.
    3. Energy consumption wise it does not make much difference as LGD322RPJL will save 30-40 units/yr compared to LG 285BMG5.
    4.LGD322RPJL costs 10-12k more than LG 285BMG5.
    Evercool technology is needed only if you have long power cuts in your area.

    • Arvind Gautam

      Thanks Abhishek for advice & Happy Holi to u. Please advise is it worth spending 10 to 12K on GL-P322RPJL when electric consumption is app. same in comparison of GL 285BMG5?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Arvind,

      Purely from economic point of view 10-12K will not be recovered by savings from GL-P322RPJL. GL-P322RPJL has other benefits as mentioned in the previous response which cannot be quantified in monetary terms.

    • Arvind Gautam

      Thanks Abhishek for your guidance.

    • Dhirendra Sharma

      Dear Abhishek,

      i am looking for the double door refrigerator. My budget is Rs 20000. Please suggest me the most energy efficient & best featured refrigerator available in the market.

      Regards,
      Dhirendra Sharma
      Navi Mumbai

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Dhirendra,
      Samsung RT26FAJYASA is the only double door model in the budget of Rs 20000. It is an energy efficient model with inverter technology and BEE 3star rating.

    • Sentha

      hi Abhishek

      i am looking for the single door refrigerator. 180 – 195 ltr. Please suggest me the most energy efficient & best featured refrigerator available in the market.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Sentha,
      You can look at these most efficient BEE 5 star rated refrigerators

      Brand Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Storage Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Price
      LG GL-201KAG5 190 180 197 12770
      GODREJ RD EdgePro 190 PD 6.2 190 182 204 16700
      GODREJ RD EdgePro 190 PDS 6.2 Wine Petals 190 182 204 17500
      SAMSUNG RR19J2835RX/TL 192 183 204 17700
      GODREJ RD EdgePro 190 PDS 6.2 Lush /Lush Pink 190 182 204 17850

  • Mital Furia

    Hi Abhishek,
    Please advice refrigerator with inverter technology to buy with below freezer top fridge, minimum 350 lt to max 450 lt.
    Thanks,
    Mital

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi,
      Inverter refrigerators with below freezer are not rated by BEE. So we don’t have the data for it to compare energy consumption. You can look at any LG, Samsung or Hitachi refrigerators.

  • Anwesh

    Hi Mr.Abhishek,

    I’m planing to buy fridge under <200 lt .
    Which Model is best performance and electricity consumption also.
    cool-pad required and advanced technology

    Whirlpool 190 ltr or,
    GODREJ RD EP 190PD
    GODREJ RD EP 190PDS
    GODREJ RH EDGE DIGI 190 PDS 5.1.
    Please suggest me.

    Regards,
    Anwesh

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Anwesh,

      GODREJ RD EP 190PD and GODREJ RD EP 190PDS amongst the models you have selected are most energy efficient, however Whirlpool 190 lts model has the technology to keep refrigerator cool even during the power cuts. LG has the models that are low on energy consumption and also has technology to keep refrigerator cool during power cuts. However I must say Whirlpool 190 lts model is not bad at all. You can go for it if you like Whirlpool brand.

    • Anwesh

      Hello Abhishek,

      brief about this model GODREJ RH EDGE DIGI 190 PDS 5.1.
      ff mode , turbo chill , defrost mode all 3 includes,
      is this model Double door technology.
      Stabilizer is mandatory for all new refrigerators ..?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi,
      GODREJ RH EDGE DIGI 190 PDS 5.1. model is not a double door technology it is single door. Most refrigerators does not require a stabilizer but still I would recommend you to check the user manual to find the operating range of the model. Godrej does not specify anything on its website.

  • anu agarwal

    Abhishek ji ,
    I want to buy a new refrigerator but there r lots of things which i need to keep in mind like length , depth ,electric consumption and most imp service aftr sales..
    My space for refrigerator length is 53cm and depth 23.
    I want double door fridge hassle free .
    My budgt is 23000.
    Capacity 240.
    I checked here 3 brand near to my parameters
    Whirlphool – IC 255 neo roy
    Godrej RT eon 240 ps 3.3
    Haier -hrf 2673 crc.
    All this are 3 star.
    Pls pls reply

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi,
      Godrej model has the highest energy consumption. Whirlpool and Haier have the same energy consumption, Haier has slightly more volume as compared to Whirlpool. I think Haier would be a better option.

  • nvn

    Hello Sir
    iam confused to choose between Samsung RR2315TCARX/TL and Whirlpool 260Fusion Royal. Which is the best Features and Technology?
    Which is less power consumption?? please Advice me

    • Abhishek Jain

      Whirlpool 260Fusion Royal is better. It’s power consumption is less even when it has slightly more volume. It’s 6th sense technology is quite good.

  • Amit

    Sir can you suggest me best brand for AC (appx. 25 to 30 k) also .

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Amit,

      There are several factors that one need to consider while buying AC:

      1) Tonnage of AC: Depends on several factors, but primarily on size of room, city where you live in, window sizes, people in the room. Oversized AC consumes more electricity, and undersized does not cool properly.

      2) Star Rating: Choice of BEE 5 star/inverter tech or a lower rating depends on your usage of AC. If your usage is more than 1000 hrs per year (with traiff more than Rs 5), it is better to go for higher efficiency models. Benefit of inverter tech is that it is a variable tonnage AC and as the tonnage requirement is different every month and every day, this AC auto adjusts to the needs and thus saves electricity.

      3) Brand: Some brands offer better reliability/technology and some have better service network. One has to factor in both. Once you have decided on star rating, the most efficient models from good brands can be selected.

      If you provide us with more details as in which city you are in, what is the size of your room, which floor they are on, is there any floor above it, are the walls exposed to sun, usage in hours per day and months per year, and approximate budget, then we can recommend you something

  • Amit

    Hello Sir , i am confused for brand between LG or SAMSUNG Refrigerators , Capacity appx. 250 to 285 lt , 4 star rating , 25 k appx. budget . please Sir suggest me right option .

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can look at these:

      LG GL-M292RATL
      LG GL-M292RLTL
      Samsung RT27HDRZESA/TL
      LG GL-B292RMTL
      LG GL-B282RACL
      LG GL-B282SLCL
      SAMSUNG RT27HAJMASE/TL
      SAMSUNG RT27HAJYASA/TL
      SAMSUNG RT27HARZASP/TL
      SAMSUNG RT27HAJSALX/TL
      SAMSUNG RT27HAJSAWX/TL

      Both the brands are good. LG is slightly more energy efficient for the same size.

  • SenDhil

    Hi Abhishek Jain

    Im planing to buy fridge under <200 with some condition – power saving, Evercool technology in power cut time and gud in Warranty !!
    Kindly suggest me a gud one
    Advance thanks

    Regards
    SenDhil

    • Abhishek Jain

      Evercool technology is a LG technology. A few others have technology to keep freezer cool during power cuts. LG has technology to keep the whole refrigerator cool during power cuts. You can look at these from LG:

      LG GL-205KAGE5
      LG GL-205XFGE5
      LG GL-205XFDE5
      LG GL-205XADE5

    • SenDhil

      what abt year unit & warranty ?

    • Abhishek Jain

      They consume 245 units in a year. LG Owner Manual states: LG Refrigerator comes with 1 + 4 year warranty, from the date of purchase. 1 year warranty is for all parts (except light bulbs, Consumables, Loose Plastic Parts, Glass) and thereafter 4 years additional warranty on the compressor.

  • Tanmoy

    Sir, I want to know what is the difference between LG GL-P292RPJL and LG GL-D292RPJL.

    • Abhishek Jain

      LG GL-P292RPJL has Power Cut Evercool technology that can keep the whole fridge cool for up to 7 hours during power cuts. Whereas LG GL-D292RPJL has Durachill technology that can keep only the freezer (and not the whole refrigerator) cool for few hours during power cuts.

  • anoop

    hello sir, yesterday i bought a new whirlpool refrigerator 190 ltr i asked them to give 5 star rated single door refrigerator. they gave me a refrigerator of rs 16800 and they told me its five star rated new model .but i saw on the refrigerator model num is 205 icemagic roy hc 4s . i searched in online but i din’t get any information about this so can u tell me the is it 5star or 4 star. and is the price is correct ?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Anoop,

      205 Icemagic royal is a BEE 5 star rated model from BEE (http://www.whirlpoolindia.com/refrigerator/single-door/205-icemagic-royal-5s-190l). Are you sure it had 4S written on it and not 5S?

    • anoop

      yes sir it is 4s, i called the whirlpool customer care they said 205-icemagic roy 5s 5star /2014 model &205-icemagic roy 4s 4star /2015 model have the same energy consumption 260 units per year so both are same . as per 2015 BEE regulations they just reduce one star . thanks for ur reply sir

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Anoop,

      At 260 units per year it has to be BEE 4 star. So it seems that the whirlpool website is not updated and this model is a 4 star model.

  • Sandeep Chaudhari

    I want to buy single door ref <300ltr. Can you guide me WHICH IS THE BEST BETWEEN LG OR SAMSUNG ? how is the LG 270ltr model GL 285BNG5/2014.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Sandeep,

      Do you really want to go for single door model when you are planning to buy a refrigerator of size more than 250 lts? I would recommend that you go for double door models as you will save electricity. Both LG and Samsung are good. However if you have power cuts in your areas, you will get better refrigerators with powercut evercool technology in LG.

  • rajesh gupta

    I WANT TO BY A REFREGERATOR OF >600L CAPACITY. OUR REQUIRMENT IS OF 2 DOOR FRIDGE HAVING A FREEZER AT TOP.WE HAVE SHORT LISTED HITACHI,
    1 HITACHI R-V720PND1KX-1 655.00 357.00
    2 HITACHI R-V720PND1KX 655.00 367.00
    PLEASE GUIDE US AS TO WHAT IS AVAILABLE IN OTHER BRANDS IN OUR COMPARISON & WHAT SHALL BE A GOOD BUY AMONGST THEM .IS THERE ANY PROBLEM IN HITACHI AFTER SALES SERVICE.IS THERE ANY PROBLEM WITH RUBBER BEADING(QUICK WORN OUT) IN THE HITACHI MODELS.WE DONOT WANT WATER DISPENCER OR THE LIKE FRILLS.WE WANT A FRIDGE WHICH GIVES LOT OF SPACE IN THE LOWER COMPARTMENT & IS DURABLE & STURDY,VALUE FOR MONEY.
    THANKS !

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Gupta,

      Hitachi has the most energy efficient 600+ lts refrigerators. It is the only brand that has BEE 4 star rated refrigerators. Other brands only have BEE 3 star rated refrigerators in that size. Here are some models:

      BEE 4 star:
      HITACHI R-VG660PND3
      HITACHI R-V660PND3KX
      HITACHI R-V660PND3K
      HITACHI R-V720PND1KX-1

      BEE 3 star
      HITACHI R-V720PND1KX
      LG GR-B812GSPH
      LG GR-B772GSPH
      LG GR-M772HSHM

      I have heard some complaints about Hitachi Sales Service in some cities but many people love hitachi and want to go for it. So it is like a mixed response just like any other brand. The best people to get response about their service in your local area are your local dealers and people who have used the brand. We have not heard of any problems with their rubber beading.

    • rajesh gupta

      ABHISHEK JI ,
      THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP.I SHALL REVERT WITH QUERIES IF ANY,AFTER GOING THROUGH YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS.
      THANKS ONCE AGAIN !

  • Rateesh

    Hi,

    I am looking for 500 ltrs double door refrigerator of samsung or hitachi which one is better. Also kindly suggest about the freezer as i am confused which is better top freezer or bottom freezer.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hitachi BEE 4 star rated refrigerator would be quite good. It has inverter technology. Top Freezer models are in general more energy efficient than bottom freezer models. You can check these:

      HITACHI R-VG540PND3 489
      HITACHI R-V540PND3K 489
      HITACHI R-V540PND3KX 489
      SAMSUNG RT49H567ESL 481
      SAMSUNG RT54H667ESL 528

  • rachana

    hi, i am confused between which model to buy for a 250-275ltr lg or samsung refrigerator in white or black colour. which would look good on a black marble floor with easy maintainance and value for money.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Rachana,

      I cannot comment on the color, but if you are looking for energy efficient models then you can look at any of these:

      LG GL-D292RSJZ 258 lts
      LG GL-D292RPJL 258 lts
      LG GL-E292RPTL 258 lts
      LG GL-M292RATL 258 lts
      LG GL-M292RLTL 258 lts
      SAMSUNG RT27HDRZESA/TL 253 lts
      LG GL-P292RPJL 258 lts
      LG GL-B292RMTL 258 lts
      SAMSUNG RT27HARZERY/TL 253 lts
      LG GL-B282RACL 255 lts
      LG GL-B282RLCL 255 lts
      LG GL-B282SLCL 255 lts
      LG GL-C282RPCL 255 lts
      SAMSUNG RT27JARMESE/TL 253 lts
      SAMSUNG RT27JARYESA/TL 253 lts
      SAMSUNG RT27JARZERY/TL 253 lts
      SAMSUNG RT27JARZEPX/TL 253 lts
      SAMSUNG RT27JAMSESZ/TL 253 lts
      SAMSUNG RT27JAMSERZ/TL 253 lts
      SAMSUNG RT27JAMSEPZ/TL 253 lts
      SAMSUNG RT27JARZESP/TL 253 lts

    • rachana

      thank you so much abhishek and among lists you ve mentioned above, which would you recommend for a double door,easy maintainance,with a reasonable price and on which website i could order it.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Rachana,

      What is your budget because reasonable price is very subjective to individuals?

    • rachana

      within 25-26thousand.

    • Abhishek Jain

      I would suggest that you go for Samsung BEE 4 star rated 253 lts model. They will fit in your budget plus they have metallic color which will look better on a black marble flooring. Maintenance and service value wise both LG and Samsung are good. However I have seen that Samsung models are slightly cheaper than LG.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Also I would not recommend buying it online as at times manufacturers do not give warranty on products sold online. It is much more safer to buy it from an offline store or if you are buying online then buy it from a portal which is manufacturer authorized.

  • Bharathi L

    I am planning to buy a double door refrigerator with a capacity of 250lts but confused regarding the brand (Whirlpool or Samsung). Can you please help me out in choosing the right one which helps in less power consumption and long period durability

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Bharathi,

      If the choice has to be between Whirlpool and Samsung for capacity of 250 lts then I would suggest that you go for these Samsung models:

      Samsung RT27HARZERY/TL
      or Samsung RT27HDRZESA/TL

  • Mukul

    Hello,

    I am looking for a double door refrigerator with 5 star rating, 300 ltr capacity, with minimum maintenance, 15-20 yrs of durability and good chilling efficiency. We have no electrical problems in our area. I am confused between LG, Whirlpool & Samsung. Please suggest?

    • Abhishek Jain

      There are only 6 refrigerators that are currently rated as BEE 5 star as per latest BEE ratings. Here are those:

      S.No Brand Name Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year)
      1 LG GL-D322RPJZ 310 198
      2 LG GL-D292RSJZ 258 190
      3 LG GL-D322RSJZ 310 198
      4 LG GL-D302RSJZ 285 194
      5 SAMSUNG RT29JDRZFSA/TL 275 195
      6 SAMSUNG RT36JDRZFSL/TL 345 212

      Also I want to mention that 15-20 years durability is a bit difficult to get in current times for any appliance. But these refrigerators should surely work well for 10-12 years at least.

    • Mukul

      Thank You Abhishek for your useful information. I would appreciate if you can help me further. Which company refrigerator would be the best with following specifications, 300-320 ltr capacity, with minimum maintenance (or can say value for money – main concern), at least 10 yrs of durability and good chilling efficiency.
      BEE rating not important.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Mukul,

      Samsung and LG both should run for 10-12 years. LG would be slightly expensive than Samsung (it is a general observation). But you can go for anyone of them. Both have a large service network in India.

  • theyoddha

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am planning to buy a refrigerator with the following features: Since we are a small family of 3 , I am looking for a single door model in the range 185-220 litre ; 4 or 5 star rating ; good re-sale value. Power cut is not an issue in our area as our residential society has 24*7 power back up.

    Thanks,
    Devendra

    • nazeem

      Hello , I love this website and the discussion reg household products. As the name of the website suggests that its reg products which utilise electricity. Can this site start a discussion for cooking range ovens . There are no website or forums which dscuss this important topic.
      Thanks,
      Nazeem.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Devendra,

      In the segment that you are looking for, godrej refrigerators are the most energy efficient. They have BEE 5 star rating and I am sure being godrej it will have good re-sale value (brand recall amongst indians is great for the brand). You can look at these models:

      Brand Name Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating Market Price
      GODREJ RD EP 190PD 190 204 5 15444
      GODREJ RD EP 190PDS 190 204 5 15444
      GODREJ RD EP 210PDS 210 227 5 17444
      GODREJ RH EDGE DIGI 210 PDS 5.1 210 231 5 16444
      GODREJ RH EDGE DIGI 190 PDS 5.1 190 238 5 17900
      PANASONIC NR-AH183 185 239.5 5 14990
      SAMSUNG RA19ADES1/XTL 190 239.97 5 10612
      SAMSUNG RA19FDAR1/XTL 190 240 5 13700
      LG GL-201KADG5 190 245 5 11650
      LG GL-205KADG5 190 245 5 12500
      LG GL-205KL5 190 245 5 10899
      LG GL-205KLG5 190 245 5 11000
      LG GL-205KMG5 190 245 5 11800
      LG GL-205KMDG5 190 245 5 12499

  • basil barnes

    Sir
    I’am planning to buy a Refrigerator having a large freezer compartment of about 50 litres and low on electricity consumption. can you please guide me which brand has such type of refrigerator.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Basil,

      Any refrigerator with gross volume more than 250 lts will have freezer of 50 lts at least. You can look at these models that are low on electricity consumption:

      Brand Name Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating
      HAIER HRF-2674P 247 250 4
      LG GL-D292RPJL 258 238 4
      LG GL-E292RPTL 258 238 4
      LG GL-M292RATL 258 238 4
      LG GL-M292RLTL 258 238 4
      LG GL-P292RPJL 258 238 4
      LG GL-B292RMTL 258 238 4
      LG GL-B282RACL 255 240 4
      LG GL-B282RLCL 255 240 4
      LG GL-B282SLCL 255 240 4
      LG GL-C282RPCL 255 240 4
      LG GL-D292RSJZ 258 190 5
      SAMSUNG RT27HDRZESA/TL 253 244 4
      SAMSUNG RT27HARZERY/TL 253 244 4
      SAMSUNG RT27JARMESE/TL 253 244 4
      SAMSUNG RT27JARYESA/TL 253 244 4
      SAMSUNG RT27JARZERY/TL 253 244 4
      SAMSUNG RT27JARZEPX/TL 253 244 4
      SAMSUNG RT27JAMSESZ/TL 253 244 4
      SAMSUNG RT27JAMSERZ/TL 253 244 4
      SAMSUNG RT27JAMSEPZ/TL 253 244 4
      SAMSUNG RT27JARZESP/TL 253 244 4

    • basil barnes

      Sir thanks for the time and effort you have put in for me. I have one more question sir which is whether Hitachi model no VG470PND3GBK 3S 451 litres would be a better one or otherwise compared to models of LG of same capacity.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hitachi VG470PND3GBK is a BEE 3 star rated refrigerator with inverter technology compressor which is quite good. However you may get BEE 4 star rated inverter technology refrigerator in the same size in LG, Samsung and Hitachi:

      LG GL-M542GPHM
      LG GL-M522GSHM
      HITACHI R-VG540PND3
      HITACHI R-V540PND3K
      HITACHI R-V540PND3KX
      SAMSUNG RT47H567ESL
      SAMSUNG RT49H567ESL

    • basil barnes

      Thanks for all your painstaking efforts, thanks you made my choice and search easy, thanks again

  • Kabir

    Hi I plan to buy French door Haier refrigerator bch 728,that’ll cost around 90k .is it worth buying?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Kabir,

      If your are planning to buy that big a refrigerator I would suggest that you go for one with inverter technology. Mostly Hitachi, Panasonic, LG and Samsung have inverter technology refrigerators in that size.

  • Lakshmi

    Hi Abhishek

    This is Lakshmi from Bangalore. Need your help and suggestion to buy a good refrigerator. Following are my requirements

    Double door, Inverter technology, Capacity around 250L to 300L, BEE 5* Rating, Big Vegetale Basket, R-134A refrigent.

    Please help me with few models of different companies along with price details.

    Thanks in advance,
    Lakshmi

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Lakshmi,

      You can look at any of these. These are all BEE 5 star rated refrigerators:

      S.No Brand Name Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Market Price
      1 LG GL-D322RPJZ 310 198 34633
      2 LG GL-D292RSJZ 258 190  
      3 LG GL-D322RSJZ 310 198 31323
      4 LG GL-D302RSJZ 285 194 29164
      5 SAMSUNG RT29JDRZFSA/TL 275 195

    • Lakshmi

      Hi Abhishek

      Thanks for your quick reply. I hope these models are with R-134A refrigent. When i searched for SAMSUNG RT29JDRZFSA/TL, unable to find any info on that.
      And also from past 3 days i read about many refrigents. Many refrigerators are available with refrigents like R-600 and R-600A, which they say highly flammable. Really confused which one to buy. Is it OK to buy a refrigerator of any brand with refrigent like R-600 or R-600A. Or do we have to buy with R-134A refrigent(Is R-134A also flammable?). I mean do i need to really worry about refrigent or can buy only based on the other features. Please help to clear my doubts.

      Thanks in Advance,
      Lakshmi

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Lakshmi,

      R600A s certainly more flammable as compared to R-134A as R600A is isobutane which is a hydrocarbon. But R134A has more global warming potential as compared to R600A (check page 2 on this link: http://fire.nist.gov/bfrlpubs/build06/PDF/b06043.pdf). If you look at LG’s catalogue http://www.lg.com/in/refrigerators/FF%20Catalogue_Cover.pdf you will find most of the refrigerators are R600A. Samsung also has mostly R600. Currently there are very few brands that have BEE 4 and 5 star FF refrigerators like LG, Samsung and whirlpool. LG and Samsung mostly have R-600A and whirlpool does not provide that information on its specifications. Till now we have not heard of any cases related to R-600A and many people are using it.

  • nazeem

    Hello Abhishek,

    I am confused about which is better model? I plan on buying a refrigerator for 4 family members. I have narrowed it down to either samsung 29HDRZESA or GL-P302RPJL which mentions powercut evercool since in my city we might have long GL-P302RPJLowercuts. samsung model is 275 ltrs vs lgs 285. LG site mentions the temperature is maintained for 7 hours inside fridge and 10 hours for freezer but samsung does not mention this details. Which should I buy. Thanks in advance

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Nadeem,

      If you are concerned about powercuts then you should go for GL-P302RPJL. That will be best suited to keep food good for longer durations.

  • Rateesh

    Hi I am planning to by hitachi 510ltrs refrigerator with French door bottom freezer, kindly provide the feedback and other pros and cons of it. Model no. is RWB550PND2. Rateesh

  • jerin

    Which is better…samsung or whirlpool…double door…

    • Abhishek Jain

      Depends on the model you select.

  • Satish

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thanks for your valuble inputs, I am planning to buy a refregirator for family of two and narrowd down to two models LG GL-M292RLTL and LG GL-B282SLCL, can you please provide your thoughts on them, as I am not able to find any valubl information on them.

    Below are the perticular differences I have obsered between them.

    M292RLTL:
    GREEN ION DOOR COOLING
    Cooling Technology: Icebeam Door Cooling? System
    Deodorizer: Catechin

    B282SLCL:
    MULTI AIR FLOW
    Cooling Technology: Multi Airflow
    Deodorizer: Fresherizer with Silver Ions

    Thank You,
    Satish

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Satish,

      I would suggest that you go for B282SLCL. That is because it is a newer model and it has more flexible storage specially for bottles. Otherwise the energy consumption and everything else is the same.

  • gupta

    Iiwould also like to know if online pur chase of refrigerator is a better option because it is cheaper than the retailer. will i get new products and not seconds.

    • Abhishek Jain

      I would suggest a few things while buying online:

      1) Make sure that you are buying from big companies like Flipkart, Amazon or Snapdeal.
      2) Ensure that the reviews on the product page are good. Avoid buying something that does not have at least 4-5 reviews.
      3) Make sure that you are getting warranty on the product. At times some products do not have warranty on online purchase. People mention it in reviews if they have faces such problem.
      4) Websites like Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal are like Malls. They do not sell their own product but they have sellers selling their products online. Make sure that the seller has good rating.

    • gupta

      Thankyou once again . Actually iam planning to buy from Flipkart , but not a single fridge has review. But they are giving warranty..But as they are cheaper, Iam tempted to buy from them.

    • Abhishek Jain

      I have not heard any complaints about purchase from Flipkart. I would just say check the seller rating for sure.

  • gupta

    Sir, I would like to purchase refrigerator of capacity of 350L to 407 L.We saw LG , SAMSUNG, AND PANASONIC. We are slightly confused we prefer LGfor more storage space in refrigerator & Panasonic for upper veg box. Please help in our selection given in the order
    1.for more refrigerator space
    2for lesser current cosumption & For durability should run for 10 to 15 yrs
    3 should have good after service in chennai
    For Panasonic i have heard from the reviews that there is no good afterservice and it makes a lot of noise .I am also doubtful of the lower freezer ,because of the lower position it might become too cold , and the cold air being heavy cannot move upwards, while in the counter parts where there is top freezer the cold air can move from freezer to the lower side of the refrigerator.
    Does the lower freezer refrigerator consume more electricity and how does the upper part of tbe refrigerator gets cold

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Gupta,

      From an electricity consumption perspective a lower freezer model does not give any benefit over top freezer and in fact it is the opposite that top freezer model are better than bottom freezer. So your understanding is correct.

      The refrigerator gets cold because the compressor pushes the refrigerant to the upper part as well to pull out the heat. So it is not that the refrigerator will not get cool in lower freezer. But the amount of energy required to do so will be more.

      Here are some models that you can look at between the size range that you are looking for:

      SAMSUNG RT39HDAGESL
      SAMSUNG RT39HDJTESP
      WHIRLPOOL NEO IC375 Royal
      LG GL-P402RPJM
      LG GL-P402RSJM
      LG GL-D402RSHM
      LG GL-D402RPJM
      LG GL-D402RPHM
      LG GL-D402RLJM

      These are some of the most energy efficient refrigerators in that size range in the market.

    • gupta

      Thank you for your valuable information.

  • narayanan

    Hi,
    Which refrigerator is better both in terms of features, efficiency –
    Samsung RT27HARZASP/T 253 L
    LG GL-M292RLTL 258 L

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Narayanan,

      Samsung RT27HARZASP is a BEE 3 star rated refrigerator with annual electricity consumption of 303 units a year. LG GL-M292RLTL is a BEE 4 star rated refrigerator with annual electricity consumption of 238 units.

      Both are inverter technology refrigerator however if you look at other features Samsung looks better as it has:

      1) Cool Pack to keep freezer cool even during powercuts.
      2) It has adjustable shelves which will make it easier to keep bigger bottles or bigger utensils.

      Both of them have bad odour elimination and cooling strength adjustment features. So if energy consumption is a priority then you can go for LG. But if the above two mentioned features look more useful for you the Samsung works better.

  • shiv

    RT28FAJYASA samsung refrigerator good to buy ? or any other ? whats its unit consumption?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Shiv,

      On Samsung website, RT28FAJYASA shows as BEE 5 star but this model does not appear in BEE’s list for 2014 (http://220.156.189.29/Home/Searchandcompare). So my guess is that it is an old model for which Samsung did not apply for BEE recertification. Now as the data is not available, I cannot provide you the energy consumption number, however if you can find it in any store then you can surely find it on it’s BEE label. However a BEE 5 star model in 2013 will not consume more than BEE 3 star model in 2014. So my guess is that it should be around 320-330 units a year. What is your budget like and what size are you looking for?

  • Sharma

    Sir
    I want to buy a Frost Free Refrigerator and I have shortlisted these two models from Samsung,

    SAMSUNG ? RT27HAJYASA/TL
    SAMSUNG ? RT27JARZESP/TL

    Please let me know which is better one for me.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Sharma,

      SAMSUNG ? RT27JARZESP/TL is a BEE 4 star rated refrigerator. It will consume less electricity. I think you should go for it.

    • sameer kumar

      Hi Mr Abhishek,
      It was great finding and reading this blog. Thanks for all your inputs. I needed a guidance from you. I had bought a Samsung refrigerator model- RT27HARZASP/TL and there was a problem with the machine so the dealer is offering a exchange. Since the dealer does not have this model any more, he offered me exchange with a few other models which I refused because they were of lower standards and on website they were of lesser cost than my model, so I demanded my money back. Finally they have offered me model no RT27JARZESP and they say that this is a better model with 4 star rating. However to my surprise I could not find the model on the Samsung website and neither did the customer care knew about this model. On informing the dealer, I was told that this model is a 2015 launch and they have not yet uploaded the details on the website. They even did not have the photo and told that they are getting the stock in a day or two and then can show me.
      I wanted to ask you if this model RT27JARZESP is actually such a new model that it is not on website and no other website also! (I found your reply to some one regarding this model so I thought to know from you) and secondly is it worth to take this as a replacement for the existing model of mine. (I like it because of the design)
      Regards,
      Sameer

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Sameer,

      Samsung RT27JARZESP is a BEE 4 star rated model as per BEE’s website http://beestarlabel.com/Home/Searchandcompare . This model was provided BEE 4 star rating on 5th December 2014. So yes it looks like a new model that Samsung got certified recently. However your observation is correct that this model is not there on any other website.

  • P.Saravanan

    Dear Mr. Abhishek,

    I plan to buy refrigerator of >550 L capacity and need advise whether to buy LG GC-B207GLQV (Linear invertor) 581L or Samsung
    RSA2NQPN1 (digital invertor). 589L . need your advise about the difference between Linear & digital in invertor technology and also which one is best

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Saravanan,

      Theoretically a Linear Inverter Compressor is better than a regular Inverter compressor. Linear model reduces some moving parts to save electricity. And because it removes some moving parts, it should also be more durable. However BEE star rating is not done for Side by Side door refrigerators, so it will be difficult for me to give an objective comparison. But as I said, model with Linear Inverter should be better.

  • Siva Ranjini

    Could u please review on triple door whirlpool photon… I’m planning to buy it… S it worth to buy

    • Abhishek Jain

      I would suggest that you buy a refrigerator with inverter technology compressor. Whirlpool model does not have inverter technology compressor.

  • Siva Ranjini

    Hi sir I am looking for best refrigerator (Double or Triple door) in range 20000 to 40000. I am so confused finding the best. Could you please suggest best refrigerator by energy consumption, star rating, design. Could u please suggest.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Siva,

      What is the size of refrigerator that you are looking for (or for how many family members)? Star rating is available only for single and double door refrigerators. It is still not available for triple door refrigerator.

    • Siva Ranjini

      I have 4 members in ma family. I’m looking mainly for triple door refrigerator. S triple door better dan double door

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi,

      There is no data that suggests triple door refrigerators are better than double door or vice versa. However BEE star rating is available only for double door models as BEE has not started rating triple door models. And just because of the star rating, there is lot of innovation and efforts being put to improve double door models. So my recommendation would be to go for double door models. What size (volume) refrigerator are you looking for?

    • Siva Ranjini

      I’m having 4 members in ma family

    • Siva Ranjini

      Could u please suggest best refrigerator in double n triple door

    • Abhishek Jain

      I would suggest that you look at any of these:

      Brand Name Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating Market Price
      SAMSUNG RT33HDJFERX/TL 321 261 4 32256
      SAMSUNG RT33HDRZESP/TL 321 261 4 30634
      SAMSUNG RT36HDJFELX/TL 345 265 4 37586
      SAMSUNG RT36HDRYESA/TL 345 265 4 35800
      SAMSUNG RT36HDRZESP/TL 345 265 4 37000
      SAMSUNG RT36HDRZESL/TL 345 265 4 37500
      LG GL-P372RPJM 335 260 4 38300
      LG GL-P372RSJM 335 260 4 37600
      LG GL-D402RSHM 360 257 4 38500
      LG GL-D402RPHM 360 256.92 4 39000
      LG GL-D402RLJM 360 256.85 4 37350
      LG GL-D372RLJM 335 253 4 33700
      LG GL-D372RPHM 335 253 4 36200
      LG GL-D372RSHM 335 253 4 36600
      WHIRLPOOL NEO IC375 Royal 360 275 4 38633
      WHIRLPOOL NEO IC355 Royal 340 271 4 34888

  • Eddie

    Hello Abhishek,

    I request your advice for buying a refrigerator. We are a newly married couple, just setting up house in Delhi, both working individuals. We are planning to get a large refrigerator (mid to high 400 litre range), for the following reasons:

    1) Food storage (food may be cooked and stored for a few days, as regular cooking may not be possible even with cook due to time constraint)
    2) For storing frozen foods over a longer time.
    3) To tide over severe delhi summer and winter as required.
    4) For storing fresh fruits, vegetables etc for a longer period.

    With that in mind, we want a fridge with following factors in mind :

    – Large freezer
    – High energy efficiency
    – Avoiding gimmicks like water dispenser
    – Good after sale service

    We have narrowed down to the following models:

    – LG GL-M542GPHM (495 LITRES)
    – LG GL-M522GSHM (470 LITRES)
    – Samsung RT60KZRSL1 (496 litres)
    – Samsung RT55KZRSL (447 litres)
    – Hitachi R-V540PND3KX-(GGR) Big2 Stylish Door Series (489L)
    Request you to provide any comments/ suggestions that your may have in this regard to help us choose a fridge.

    Many thanks!

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Eddie,

      You have selected all BEE 4 star rated refrigerators, so they all are highly energy efficient. I would suggest that you go for a refrigerator as small as possible in which you can manage your work. Because when one goes for bigger sized refrigerator then s/he ends up storing everything possible in the refrigerator which is not good for electricity/energy consumption as everything kept in the refrigerator requires cooling and every additional stuff kept in it increases the load. And empty refrigerator also does not use resources efficiently. As far as brand is concerned, Japanese brands have more reliability/durability so if Hitachi has good after sales service in your area, I would suggest going for that.

  • prasad

    Hello Sir,
    I would like to purchase a new refrigerator. We are vegetarians and our family comprises of three adults and two children. I am looking for a low power consuming and efficient model with good servicing facility in Visakhapatnam. Please suggest me a good model friz which will cater my needs.

    Thanking you in anticipation.

    • Abhishek Jain

      What is the size you are looking for? Also what is your expected budget?

    • prasad

      Sir,
      friz size of 240 litre approx with budget around 22k. Please also suggest me whether I have to go for single door or double door and the advantages / disadvantages thereon.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Single Door Refrigerators have manual defrost. So you need to switch off the refrigerator periodically to remove ice accumulated around the freezer. In Frost Free (double door) model ice does not accumulate around the freezer. The number of models in frost free (double door) are less in sub 250 lts size. And number of models in single door are less in above 250 lts size. From electricity saving point of view the new inverter technology refrigerator is the best and is available only in double door models. If you are looking for double door models then you can look at these:

      LG GL-M292RLTL (BEE 4 star market price about Rs23K)
      SAMSUNG RT27HAJMASE/TL (BEE 3 star)
      SAMSUNG RT27HARZASP/TL (BEE 3 star)
      SAMSUNG RT27HARZABX/TL (BEE 3 star)

      These will fit in your budget, will be energy efficient and would be good for you.

    • prasad

      Abhishek Ji,

      Thank you very much for your valuable suggestion.

  • john

    I have a fridge of 528 litres (Samsung RT56H667ESL) which consumes 318 units / per year. We travel often leaving the refrigerator on. I was thinking of buying another small fridge 250 litres). When we are traveling we can turn the big refrigerator off and move the essential things to the smaller fridge.

    However when I went to buy a small fridge I saw that even the small fridge consumes approx 250-270 units per year. Hence I thought there are hardly any savings in electricity and it might not be worth it to buy a second fridge. Am I correct ?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi John,

      I do not think you will be able to recover your investment by buying a small fridge. The smallest of single door fridges consume about 250-270 units per year as you have noticed. New double door refrigerators with inverter tech are more efficient, but they are expensive. And if you buy them just as an alternative to your bigger fridge to save electricity, then you will not be able to recover your cost. For e.g LG GL-D322RPJZ a 310 l model has energy consumption of 198 units/year. But then it would cost you about 30K. And it will take quite sometime to recover 30K investment if you use it occasionally.

    • john

      thanks,are the BEE ratings for refrigerator based on 24 hours of usage and 365 days in a year ?

    • Abhishek Jain

      That is right. It is for 24 hours of usage for 365 days in a year.

  • ramesh raj

    Hello sir,

    I am planning to purchase a single door refrigerator with capacity varying between 210 to 240 ltrs. Which brand and model is the best in terms of power economy and efficiency with good service facility in Visakhapatnam. Earlier, I have used 165 ltr Whirlpool refrigerator of 1998 model and recently my power bills were abnormally increased and it has been sorted out that the friz is consuming more power. Hence, I would like to go for a new friz.

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can look at any of these:

      Brand Name Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating
      GODREJ RD EP 240 PDS 240 241 5
      GODREJ RD EP 240 PD 240 241 5
      LG GL-245BAD5 235 256 5
      LG GL-245BEDG5 235 256 5
      LG GL-245BM5 235 256 5
      LG GL-245BDD5 235 256 5
      LG GL-245BMG5 235 256 5
      LG GL-245BEG5 235 256 5
      LG GL-245BME5 235 256 5
      LG GL-245BSGA5 235 256 5
      LG GL-245BLGA5 235 256 5
      LG GL-245BNDE5 235 256 5
      LG GL-245BAGE5 235 256 5
      LG GL-245BLGE5 235 256 5
      LG GL-245BLG5 235 256 5
      SAMSUNG RA23FDAR1/XTL 230 250 5
      SAMSUNG RR2315TCABL/TL 230 259 5
      SAMSUNG RR2315TCARX/TL 230 259 5
      SAMSUNG RR2315TCAPX/TL 230 259 5
      SAMSUNG RR2315TCABX/TL 230 259 5
      SAMSUNG RR2315CCASA/TL 230 259 5
      Whirlpool 230 FUSION ROYAL 5S 230 269 5
      Whirlpool 230 ICEMAGIC 5S 230 272 5

  • manvi

    Sir,before taking any decision on my own i need ur valuable advice on 180-190 lts refrigerator for my inlaws.conditions are – low voltage prnblem,frequent powercut,budget >15k.pls shortlist some n pick any one .

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Manvi,

      You can look at these models:

      LG GL-205XFDE5
      LG GL-205XADE5

      Both of these have high operating voltage range for stabilizer free operation. They have Power Cut Evercool technology to keep refrigerator cool for 9 hours during power cuts.

  • manvi

    I have purchased samsung RT 28fajsawx/tl. Have i made a mistake.! Pl reply

    • Abhishek Jain

      No. I don’t think there is any mistake. It looks like a good refrigerator.

    • manvi

      Thanx sir.Is it good in technical terms also?now i hope that it shall not disappoint me in future.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Manvi,

      It is good in technical terms. I also hope it does not disappoint you in future :). Mostly it will not.

  • Shivang

    Hi Abhishek planning to buy 180-190Ltrs Fridge..Which one is Best Whirlpool or LG .Looking for Low Price and less power consumption. But Budget can be shaken little bit though power consumption should be the important note.Thanks in advance brother.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Shivang,

      You can look at any of these:

      Brand Name Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating Market Price
      GODREJ RD EP 190PD 190 204 5 15444
      GODREJ RD EP 190PDS 190 204 5 15444
      GODREJ RH EDGE DIGI 190 PDS 5.1 190 238 5 17900
      PANASONIC NR-AH183 185 239.5 5 14990
      SAMSUNG RA19ADES1/XTL 190 239.97 5 10612
      SAMSUNG RA19FDAR1/XTL 190 240 5 13700
      LG GL-205XFDE5 190 245 5 17290
      LG GL-205XADE5 190 245 5 15288
      LG GL-205KFG5 190 245 5 15200
      LG GL-205KSGA5 190 245 5 15000
      LG GL-205KAGE5 190 245 5 14977
      LG GL-205XFGE5 190 245 5 14600
      LG GL-205XEDA5 190 245 5 14398
      LG GL-205KAG5 190 245 5 12633
      LG GL-205KADG5 190 245 5 12500
      LG GL-205KMDG5 190 245 5 12499
      LG GL-205XFDG5 190 245 5 12499
      LG GL-205KA5 190 245 5 12288
      LG GL-205KMG5 190 245 5 11800
      LG GL-205KM5 190 245 5 11690
      LG GL-201KADG5 190 245 5 11650
      LG GL-205KLG5 190 245 5 11000
      LG GL-205KL5 190 245 5 10899

  • ASHOK KUCHHAL, D-16, Ist Floor, Ashoka Road, Adarsh Nagar, Delhi.

    Res.Jain shaheb,

    With ref. to my enquiry dt. 22 & 23rd Nov,2014, Heartedly Thanks for guiding me the best. Finally I have make up the mind to
    purchase the F.A.T.L.Washing machine of LG Co. Model No. T8048TEEL 3 as suggested by you and the other one WF-T8019PV.

    Pl.suggest me the best amoung above two models as I am confused. Pl. tell me the difference in simple language to understand
    it fully.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Kuchhal,

      WF-T8019PV has iSensor that detects water hardness/temperature and accordingly determines the amount of detergent to be used as well as the best washing and rinsing mode.

      T8048TEEL3 has jet spray which is kind of pressure wash. It will pressure wash the cloths while rinsing and thus it will give better wash quality.

      If you have hard water in your area then the first one would be better. But otherwise the second one would be better in cleaning.

  • Umesh

    hey hi abhishek,
    I am looking for a LG fridge with latest technology, (light consumption matters secondarily) within the budget of 22-30k. please suggest one or two models.
    Thanks in advance, We all appreciate your efforts for studying and giving suggestions.

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can go for LG GL-P302RPJL or GL-D302RPJL.

    • Umesh

      Thanks for suggestion, but as i have mentioned my budget is 22000-30000. While the model you have mentioned costs 34070 & 36790 as displayed on their website.
      Reply ASAP

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Umesh,

      You are looking at MRP on their websites and I suggested you based on Market Price.

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can check compareindia, snapdeal, flipkart, etc for their market price.

  • Sachin Patel

    Hi,

    I want to buy refrigerator which have above 350 Liter capacity and it should be energy efficient. Please suggest me which should i buy.
    Price range up to 40K.

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can look at any of these:

      Brand Name Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Storage Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating Market Price
      SAMSUNG RT36HDJFELX/TL 345 322 265 4 37586
      SAMSUNG RT36HDRYESA/TL 345 322 265 4 35800
      SAMSUNG RT36HDRZESP/TL 345 322 265 4 37000
      SAMSUNG RT36HDRZESL/TL 345 322 265 4 37500
      LG GL-D402RLJM 360 327 256.85 4 37350
      WHIRLPOOL NEO IC375 Royal 360 330 275 4 38633
      WHIRLPOOL NEO IC355 Royal 340 310 271 4 34888
      LG GL-D402RSHM 360 327 257 4 38500
      LG GL-D402RPHM 360 327 256.92 4 39000

  • Manisha

    Hi,

    Which is a good side by side refrigerator in Mumbai, today? efficient in terms of energy saving and good features.

    Regards
    Manisha

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can go for any one with inverter technology compressor. Check Lg, Hitachi, Panasonic, Samsung.

  • Kaushik Das

    I want to buy a Frost Free Refrigerator and I have narrowed down to these two models from Samsung:
    RT36FDJFABX
    RT36FDJFASL
    I dont find any differences between them except the formaer having 1 Ice Box and the latter having 2.
    The former has a beautiful black flowery design which I like and is almost 2k cheaper than the latter.

    I want it to be long lasting with minimal maintenance.It should have good cooling capacity.Please let me know which is better for me.Also suggest alternatives from other brands with the same capabilities like the above ones.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Kaushik,

      What are the things that you are looking for so that I can suggest which one is better for you? Samsung is offering 10 years warranty on its inverter tech compressors. However bare minimum maintenance is required for every refrigerator.

    • Kaushik Das

      Hello Abhishek,

      Thanks for your reply.

      My requirements are:

      1) It should have excellent cooling capabilities (Frost Free) and ample space for esp. vegetables and prepared dishes and other stuff (>340L).Should make ice very quickly.
      2)It should be highly energy efficient and saving since it will be running all day.I prefer the Digital Inverter Compressor ones.It must be BEE 5 star rated according to the 2014 standards.
      3) It should be able to prevent spoilage of food and frozen food in case of long power cuts and should be stable during voltage spikes.I dont want to use an additional Voltage stabilizer.
      4)It should be very good looking.
      5)It should be long lasting, good build quality with minimal maintenance and excellent performance.Compressor should be hardy.
      6)There should be good after sales service with the 10 year warranty like Samsung.
      7)Budget is max 38k.

      The Samsung RT36FDJFABX meets almost all of my requirements.So if you think it fits my requirements,please give me go ahead or if think otherwise please let me know the alternative.

      The other model which I shortlisted,is it better than this?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Kaushik,

      Firstly I must say that there are hardly 4 refrigerators that appear as BEE 5 star in BEE’s list as per 2014 standards. You can check the database on this link: http://220.156.189.29/Home/Searchcompare . And all of them are from LG and of size 310 lts and less. Below is the list of 4 star rated refrigerators that I got that are 340 lts +, less than 38K price and with inverter technology compressor:

      Brand Name Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Storage Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating Market Price
      SAMSUNG RT36HDJFELX/TL 345 322 265 4 37586
      SAMSUNG RT36HDRYESA/TL 345 322 265 4 35800
      SAMSUNG RT36HDRZESP/TL 345 322 265 4 37000
      SAMSUNG RT36HDRZESL/TL 345 322 265 4 37500
      LG GL-D402RLJM 360 327 256.85 4 37350

      LG model specifically says that it has stabilizer free operation, however Samsung does not explicitly says that. However most refrigerators in market today have stabilizer free operation. So you can confirm with Samsung before buying (you can chat with their online support and ask about specific model). All these models have 10 years warranty.

      As for power cuts, there are two type of technologies available: 1) That keeps only the freezer cool during power cuts. In LG it is called Durachill. Samsung calls it coolpack. 2) That keeps the whole refrigerator cool during power cuts. Again in LG it is called powercut ever cool. Please make sure that the model has what you want.

  • ASHOK KUCHHAL, D-16, Ist Floor, Ashoka Road, Adarsh Nagar, Delhi.

    Res.Abhishekji,

    I want to purchase SINGLE DOOR regfrigerator/fridge of 300 litre & above upto 360 as machanics of fridge are generally suggesting
    me keeping in view of a very few complaint, long cooling period in case of frequent powercut, long life & more space/capacity to keep
    the goods comparatively to Double door fridge which are having a large numbers of complaints,low long life & low space of the same litres.

    These 300 litres & above upto 360 Lit. fridges as per my knowlege available in whirlpool & Godrej at present.

    I am confused now. Pl. suggest me which one will be the best ” Single door or Double door” as at our new house there no problem of
    powercut & at present power is available almost 24hrs. Pl.suggest me the best whatever the company may be alongwith the Model No.,
    Best Price with priority of excellency in quality keepingin view of the above & other factors.

    Thanks,

    ASHOK KUCHHAL

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Kucchal,

      I would recommend going for double door models because there are very few options available in single door and they too are not as energy efficient as double door models with inverter technology. Agreed that you get more space to keep in single door, but there is inconvenience of manually defrosting it periodically. What is your budget for the refrigerator?

    • ASHOK KUCHHAL, D-16, Ist Floor, Ashoka Road, Adarsh Nagar, Delhi.

      my budget is from Rs.19k to Rs.45k. As I survey the market there is a lot of difference of rates between single door & double door fridge
      in the same litres. Kindly arrange to explain me in detail keeping in view of all & other factors which are in your mind.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Kuchhal,

      Inverter technology compressor is good for keeping food fresh for long, but that is just one point. In double door the additional benefit is that you do not have to switch off the refrigerator periodically for defrosting and ice will never accumulate around the freezer. Now I did do some data analysis and I found that there are only 3 single door refrigerators between 300-360 lts that are BEE 5 star. Their storage volume is lesser than that of the double door models of similar size. Also their electricity consumption is more than even the BEE 4 star rated double door models. Here is some data:

      Brand Name Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Storage Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating Market Price Type
      KELVINATOR KCP324 307 266 290 5 17444 Direct Cool
      KELVINATOR KCE325 307 266 290 5 14536 Direct Cool
      VIDEOCON ICP325 307 266 290 5 18990 Direct Cool
      WHIRLPOOL NEO IC375 Royal 360 330 275 4 38633 Frost Free
      WHIRLPOOL NEO IC355 Royal 340 310 271 4 34888 Frost Free
      SAMSUNG RT36HDRZESL/TL 345 322 265 4 37500 Frost Free
      LG GL-P402RPJM 360 327 264 4 41200 Frost Free
      LG GL-P402RSJM 360 327 264 4 41000 Frost Free
      SAMSUNG RT33HDRZESL/TL 321 302 261 4 33000 Frost Free
      LG GL-P372RPJM 335 307 260 4 38300 Frost Free
      LG GL-P372RSJM 335 307 260 4 37600 Frost Free
      LG GL-D402RSHM 360 327 257 4 38500 Frost Free
      LG GL-D402RPJM 360 327 257 4 44990 Frost Free
      LG GL-D402RPHM 360 327 256.92 4 39000 Frost Free
      LG GL-D402RLJM 360 327 256.85 4 37350 Frost Free
      LG GL-D372RLJM 335 307 253 4 33700 Frost Free
      LG GL-D372RPHM 335 307 253 4 36200 Frost Free
      LG GL-D372RSHM 335 307 253 4 36600 Frost Free
      LG GL-D372RPJM 335 307 253 4 40890 Frost Free
      LG GL-D322RPJL 310 283 247 4 32800 Frost Free
      LG GL-M322RATL 310 283 247 4 35290 Frost Free
      LG GL-M322RLTL 310 283 247 4 28800 Frost Free
      LG GL-P322RPJL 310 283 247 4 31700 Frost Free
      LG GL-D322RPJZ 310 283 198 5 36590 Frost Free

      Now LG, Samsung and Whirlpool are the only brands that have BEE 4/5 star rated double door refrigerators. Whirlpool does not have inverter technology, but their compressor + 6th sense technology are good to keep their energy consumption low. Samsung and LG have inverter technology compressor.

    • ASHOK KUCHHAL, D-16, Ist Floor, Ashoka Road, Adarsh Nagar, Delhi.

      Thanks a lot for technically guiding me. Please arrange to suggest me the top best 2 or 3 model No. in 360 liters
      Refrigerator with its features with the price range of Rs.45000/- of LG Co.

    • Abhishek Jain

      If you have power cuts problem then you can look at these two (technology is same just the design is different):

      LG GL-P402RPJM and GL-P402RSJM

      else you can look at (again the technology is same and just the design is different):

      LG GL-D402RSHM or GL-D402RPJM or GL-D402RPHM or GL-D402RLJM

      The price difference in the models is only for design. They will cost you anywhere between 38K and 42K.

  • Abhiram

    Hi Sir, I want to buy a double door refrigerator & I have shortlisted models for the items below.

    1. SAMSUNG – RT27HAJMASE/TL
    2. SAMSUNG – RT27HAJYASA/TL
    3. SAMSUNG – RT26FAJYASA/TL

    Which one is better, Kindly suggest me?

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can go for Samsung RT26FAJYASA/TL which has better and more features as well as better energy efficiency.

  • harish

    hi abhishek
    i would like to buy whirlpool pro 415 elite 410L model can u suggest advatages and disadvatages on it.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Harish,

      Whirlpool is a good brand and they have efficient models but whirlpool pro 425 elite 410L is a BEE 3 star rated model. I would not say that it is a bad model, but there are better models with inverter technology compressor and higher star ratings. It has 6th sense technology which is good, but not as good as inverter technology in keeping food fresh for long as well as saving electricity.

  • Simpson

    Hello Abhishek Jain, Kindly provide input on Whirlpool 240 L 3 Door Refrigerator – FP 263D Protton Royal Steel Knight.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Simpson,

      As 3 door refrigerators are not rated by BEE, so I cannot comment much on its energy efficiency. Had it been an inverter technology compressor (which it is not), then still there would have been some surety on efficiency. But right now all I can say is that Whirlpool does have efficient refrigerators in BEE 3 and 4 star rated category in 2 door category (although not all). It’s 6th sense technology is quite good and Whirlpool is a good brand in general (quite reliable and has good service).

    • Simpson

      Thanks for the feedback Abhishek, would you suggested any other brand with 3 doors in the same price range?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Simpson,

      This kind of 3 door model is not available in most brands that offer inverter tech refrigerators. LG has such models however the compressor is not inverter tech and in that case I would prefer this whirlpool model. So if you are keen on going for this kind of model, then Whirlpool is the only brand that you can go for.

    • simpson jose

      Thank you Abhishek!

  • Debasis Bandyopadhyay

    Thanks Abhishek , For Ur Feedback , But What About GODREJ which is also giving 10yr RUST Free Warranty

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Bandyopadhyay,

      Godrej models are not rated high on energy efficiency. You may have to pay more on electricity bills if you go for them.

  • Debasis Bandyopadhyay

    Hi Abhishek ,

    Planning to Buy Double Door Frost Free Refrigerator (Green Gas) , Lots of Power Cut is there , 240 – 270 Ltr , Budget Around 25K , Pls Suggest.

    10 Yr Compressor Guarantee from Godrej is one of the Reason to go for it Or LG

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Bandyopadhyay,

      It is better to go for LG as it has more energy efficient options. You should look at LG GL-P292RPJL. It will be quite good for you. LG is also giving 10 years compressor warranty.

  • Krishna Kumar

    Hi Abhishek,

    I’m looking to buy Bosch Refrigerator(Serie | 6 KDN46AI50I). They don’t have a BEE rating it seems. Is it good to buy Bosch? Your view please.

    Thanks,
    Krishna

    • Krishna Kumar

      my big doubt is LG (lg-GL-M472GLJM) Vs Bosch (Serie | 6 KDN46AI50I). What do you prefer?. Thanks again

    • Abhishek Jain

      LG GL-M472GLJM is a BEE 4 star rated model while the Bosch model is BEE 2 star rated. I would say LG GL-M472GLJM.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Krishna Kumar,

      Bosch 6 KDN46AI50I is a BEE 2 star rated refrigerator as per BEE data. I would suggest going for a refrigerator with higher energy efficiency. Bosch currently has only BEE 2 star rated refrigerators in Indian market. It is a good brand globally, but they should bring more efficient refrigerators in Indian market.

  • Asif

    Dear Mr. Abhishek,

    Thanks for the awesome job you are doing. Its very helpful for us in knowing the companies and the services.
    I am planning to buy LG GL-C282RPCL. what do you think of this Model and do u think is there anything better compare to this model at this range?

    Thanks in Advance

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Asif,

      LG GL-C282RPCL is a good model: BEE 4 star with inverter technology compressor. It is amongst the top most efficient models. The brand is also very good. I think you should go for it.

    • Asif

      Thanks for your prompt response.
      Kindly compare LG GL-C282RPCL with LG GL-M292RLTL for best refrigerator.
      P.S.# Lg website doesnt shows Gl-C282RPCL has Powercut Evercool function while the Agents are saying it has Powercut Evercool function.
      I will buy as soon as you confirm the best among them.
      Thanks

    • Abhishek Jain

      LG GL-M292RLTL does not have power cut evercool. LG GL-C282RPCL has durachill which keeps just the freezer cool during power cuts. You can look at LG GL-P292RPJL which has same efficiency levels but also has power cut evercool that keeps both freezer as well as refrigerator section cool for 7 hours.

    • Asif

      You are Right, Thanks.

  • mahesh

    hi sir, i m planning to buy double door refrigerator of 220-270 ltrs. My budget is around 25k . kindly suggest by considering the performance, features and energy efficient.
    Regards,
    mahesh

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Mahesh,

      You can look at these:

      LG GL-M292RLTL
      Samsung RT27HDRZESA/TL
      LG GL-B292RMTL
      LG GL-B282SLCL

  • Swapnil

    Dear Abhishek,

    I have shortlisted LG 205KAG5 190L direct cool refridgerator. How is its performance ?

    Regards,

    Swapnil

    • Abhishek Jain

      It is a BEE 5 star rated model and is a good refrigerator.

  • anu agarwal

    Abhishek ji hello i want to buy a new double door fridge but main critaria is H*W*D actually rite now i m using bpl double door fridge frm last 20yrs height 50 inch breathe 23 inch
    Depth 22 inch now my all space is coverd i want a refrigerator which fit in this size pls suggst me i wil be glad budget 20k want less electricity consumption long lasting .

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi,

      50 inch or 1270 mm is too small height for most latest refrigerators. I am not able to find anything less than 1400 mm which is energy efficient. Can there be 6-8 inch space created to adjust a new refrigerator?

  • Ishan

    Hi Abhishek,

    I want to buy a 300-370 ltr capacity double door refrigerator. Can you suggest which brand & model I could look at and also where can I buy it from.
    We already have 360 ltr LG which we have been using for the past 14yrs. It is working perfectly fine. This would be a 2nd refrigerator which we need.
    I am based in South Delhi.

    Thanks
    Ishan

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Ishan,

      As you are happy with LG and LG certainly has the most energy efficient refrigerators, I would suggest you to look at these:

      Brand Name Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating Approx Market Price
      LG GL-D402RSHM 360 257 4 38500
      LG GL-D402RPJM 360 257 4 44990
      LG GL-D402RPHM 360 256.92 4 39000
      LG GL-D402RLJM 360 256.85 4 37350
      LG GL-P402RPJM 360 264 4 41200
      LG GL-P402RSJM 360 264 4 41000

  • Prakash

    Hello,We are 4 adults.I want to buy Refrigerator of any brand capacity of 250-300 ltrs, Double door and having a no problem of Power Cut in cityBut must be energy efficient.My Budget is 25000-30000..please suggest me.

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can look at these models:

      LG GL-P302RPJL
      LG GL-P292RPJL

      Both these have power cut evercool to keep fridge cool for 7 hours during powr cuts.

  • Ankit

    Hi Abhishek,

    I have almost finalized Hitachi R-VG660PND3 and need to buy it in offer tomorrow. But really worried about Hitachis long term ownership, A.S.S and maintenance service. Since I live in Delhi, it might be better than other areas. Please suggest at earliest.

    Thanks,
    Ankit

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Ankit,

      Your local dealers and other people who have the experience with the brand will be the best to tell you about Hitachi’s after sales service in your local area. Getting local feedback will be most important as the service quality varies from place to place. Personally all I can say is that we have a Hitachi refrigerator in Noida and the service has been ok for us.

  • H Subramanian

    Dear Sir

    We are looking for refrigerators in 500+ litre capacity. We are vegetarians and looking for more fridge area than freezer area.Which fridge would you recommend. Also let me know how is Videocon side by side fridge and how does it compare with LG and Samsung.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Subramanian,

      You can look any of these refrigerators:

      LG GR-B812GSPH
      LG GR-B772GSPH
      SAMSUNG RT56H6679SL
      SAMSUNG RT54H6679SL

      Videocon refrigerators are not as high in energy savings as LG and Samsung.

  • raman

    hey m planning a refrigerator(300lt)
    … but confusion is among the double door or triple door(eg. whirlpool proton world series)……………………..
    what do u guys suggest?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Would suggest double door refrigerator.

  • Sree

    Hi Abhishek,

    I have ordered LG GL-D292RPJL but just came across the model GL-P292RPJL. How different are these 2?
    There is a price difference of 2500 between these 2 but could not understand the difference. Former says GREEN ION DOOR COOLING while P292RPJL is 4-WAY COOLING. D292RPJL is DURACHILL while P292RPJL is Power Cut Evercool. Deodorizer in D292RPJL is Catechin while P292RPJL is Fresherizer with Silver Ions.
    Should i cancel my order for D292RPJL and go for P292RPJL?

  • Nikesh Agarwal

    Hi Abhishek,

    I wanted ur suggestion on side by side refrigerators of 500-600 lts. I am looking at LG and Samsung. We are a family of 4 and my budget is around 80K. Can you suggest me best model fitting this description. My primary concern is stability and longetivity.

    A quick response will be really appreciated.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Nikesh,

      Firstly I must say 500-600 lts is huge for a family of 4. You will end up using refrigerator more like an almirah and that will result in huge electricity consumption. If you still want to go for such size then you can look at Samsung RT56H667ESL or RT54H667ESL. Or any Hitachi model that has inverter technology.

  • Aasif Ahmed

    Hi Abhishek!
    Its a great effort from you in running this blog which is of tremendous use to many. I have question for you…Please advise the difference between Samsung refrigerators RT54H667ESL & RT54H6679SL? Is there a difference in performance & features?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Aasif,

      Samsung RT54H667ESL is a BEE 4 star rated model, whereas RT54H6679SL is BEE 3 star. So RT54H6679SL will consume more electricity. Features wise both look very similar.

  • Anonymous

    Hi,

    I am looking for a side-by-side refrigerator and after doing the required field survey have finally pinned down to two brands i.e. Hitachi & LG.But at the back of my mind I have few questions before investing the huge sum.

    1. Is side-by-side refrigerators a sucess in Indian homes or would you still suggest me the orthodox 2-Door/3Door option? My family strength is 4.
    2. Do you suggest me any other brand or model number apart from LG – GC-B207GPQV 581Ltrs & HITACHI – R-WB550PND2-(GS) 510Ltrs?

    Best Regards,

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Das,

      Several people in India purchase side-by-side refrigerators. There is no reason for it to be unsuccessful in India. However currently the bureau of energy efficiency is not rating side-by-side refrigerators on energy efficiency and thus manufacturers are not publishing the energy consumption data for side-by-side. So there is no data to make objective comparison. Comparison can be made only for 2 door models.

      However between LG ? GC-B207GPQV and HITACHI ? R-WB550PND2-(GS) all I can say is that LG’s inverter linear compressor should be more durable and efficient than regular inverter compressor. Linear compressor has less moving parts and thus chances of failure are reduced significantly. And thus I would rate the LG model higher than Hitachi model.

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